For just the seventh time this season, the Orioles scored double-digit runs as they thrashed the Kansas City Royals 14-2 behind 16 singles, four doubles and a 414-foot bomb off the bat of Anthony Santander. Here's everything you need to know about the Orioles as they go for a series win Saturday night.
3B Hanser Alberto finished with five hits, including three off lefty starter Eric Skoglund. The former Texas Ranger now holds the club record for the most hits in a season against left-handed pitchers with 75, passing Rafael Palmeiro (73 in 1998).
2B Jonathan Villar stole three bases and scored three runs in the contest, making him the first player to do so since… Jonathan Villar against the Los Angeles Angels on July 25. He’s the only player in baseball who’s swiped three bags in a game twice this season.
SP John Means enjoyed his second straight quality start, allowing two runs over seven innings with five hits, no walks and four strikeouts on 74 pitches (51 strikes). Means was activated off the family medical emergency list ahead of the game after being away from the team all week.
SP Alex Cobb, Back, Out indefinitely
RP Shawn Armstrong, Arm, Out indefinitely
RP Josh Rogers, Elbow, Out indefinitely
DH Mark Trumbo, Knee, Expected to return in September
Saturday, 8/31: Orioles at Royals, 7:15 p.m., Kauffman Stadium
Sunday, 9/1: Orioles at Royals, 2:15 p.m., Kauffman Stadium
Monday, 9/2: Orioles at Rays, 1:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
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