Royals hit back-to-back homers to edge Orioles

10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Monday, August 19 2019 Aug 19, 2019 Monday, August 19, 2019 10:37:00 PM CDT August 19, 2019 in Sports
By: Mavrick Alexander, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

BALTIMORE —The Kansas City Royals take the first game of the three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Nicky Lopez and Nick Dini homered on back-to-back pitches in the seventh inning  defeating the Orioles 5-4 Monday night.

The game was tied 1-1 in the 6th inning before Hunter Dozier had a 2 RBI hit. The play brought in Nick Dini and Whit Merrifield. Merrifield was safe after a close call at the plate.

The Royals piled on those back-to-back homers in the top of the 7th inning to pull ahead to 5-2.

The Orioles attempted to rally with a run in the bottom of the 7th and a solo home run by Rio Ruiz in the 9th.

Royals go on win 5-4.

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