Hochevar sharp into 8th, Royals beat Orioles


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)   Luke Hochevar pitched neatly into the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night.  Hochevar (8-8), the first player picked in the 2006 draft, is 4-0 in his past seven starts and has matched the longest winning streak of his career.  He also set a personal high for wins in a season, having gone 7-13 in 2009.   Hochever allowed one earned run and four hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out seven, walked one and retired 16 straight batters during one stretch.  Jeremy Guthrie (5-15) yielded six runs on eight hits in seven innings.  He leads the majors in losses.


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