Tyler Wells dominated by going six innings for his first win of the season, and the Baltimore Orioles scored six times in the fifth inning for a 6-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.
Baltimore has won four of five for the first time this season, going 5-4 in a home stretch. Instead, Kansas City has lost seven of its last nine and fell eight games under .500, its worst record of the year.
The game replaced the one that was postponed on Saturday due to rain.
Wells (1-2) gave up an RBI single to Ryan O’Hearn in the first inning but gave no further leeway the rest of the afternoon, retiring 15 of the last 18 batters he faced.
The Orioles had just four hits in their rally in the fifth off Carlos Hernandez (0-2), the Royals’ Venezuelan starter.
For the Royals, the Venezuelan Salvador Pérez 4-2.
For the Orioles, the Venezuelans Anthony Santander 3-1, one scored; and Rougned Odor 4-0. Dominican Jorge Mateo 4-1, one scored and one RBI.