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MLB: Baltimore 4, Kansas City 3

May 7, 2013 at 11:33 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, May 7 (UPI) -- Matt Wieters drove in three runs, including a go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning, propelling the Baltimore Orioles over Kansas City 4-3 Tuesday.

Wieters' two-run double in the first inning put the Orioles up 3-0, but the Royals scored the next three runs to tie the contest.

Then in the eighth, Andrew Jones drew a lead-off walk against Tim Collins (1-1). One out later Luke Hochevar came in to pitch and Jones went to second on his errant pick-off throw.

Wieters followed by slicing a 1-1 pitch into left field, where it landed barely fair and chased home Jones with the decisive tally.

The big hit made a winner of Tommy Hunter (2-1), who tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Jim Johnson racked up his 12th save as Baltimore won a third straight.

Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer for the Royals.

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