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MLB: Baltimore 7, Kansas City 1

Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Rookie Manny Machado smacked two homers in his second major league game Friday, powering the Baltimore Orioles past Kansas City 7-1.

Machado, a 20-year-old, first-round pick by the Orioles in the 2010 MLB draft, belted his first homer -- a solo shot -- in the fifth inning, putting Baltimore ahead 3-1.

His second was a three-run shot to the same spot in the left-field bleachers in the next frame, knocking Royals starter Luke Hochevar (7-10) out of the game.

Omar Quintanilla went 3-for-4 with a two-run bomb for the Orioles, which came into the game in a three-way tie with Oakland and Detroit for the American League wild card lead.

Miguel Gonzalez (4-2) held the Royals to one run on six hits over eight innings, walking one and striking out five as Baltimore evened its four-game series at one victory apiece.

Hochevar ended up surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 frames for Kansas City.

Salvador Perez socked a solo homer for the losers.

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