KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games.
Davis, who leads the majors with 97 RBIs, drove in a pair of runs with a sixth-inning double and another with a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
Hardy homered, his 17th of the season, in the four-run sixth with Davis aboard. He picked up another RBI in the third when Davis scored on his ground out.
The Orioles’ 18-hit attack matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games, including three each by rookie Henry Urrutia, Nick Markakis and Hardy. Nate McLouth reached base five times two hits and three walks.
Scott Feldman, who was acquired in a July 2 trade from the Chicago Cubs, was the beneficiary of the offense, picking up the victory.
Game two of the four-game series is at 7:10pm at Kauffman Stadium between the Royals and Orioles on Tuesday night. Pregame begins at 6:30 from the Royals Radio Network on SportsRadio 1350 KMAN.