Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 5/8/13
The Baltimore Orioles boldly ran the bases without fear of being caught, and Kansas City couldn't do a thing about it. A comedy of errors ensued, and the Orioles escaped with a 5-3 victory Thursday night despite allowing two home runs and getting only five hits. J.J. Hardy homered and Manny Machado scored a run and hit an RBI single for the Orioles, whose season-high fourth consecutive win moved them eight games over .500 (21-13) for the first time this year. ''We're playing good baseball right now,'' said Hardy, whose two-run drive in the second inning put Baltimore ahead for good. But the game was decided in the fifth, when the Orioles went up 5-1 with a three-run uprising fueled by three Kansas City errors and a wild pitch. After Chris Dickerson hit a leadoff double, shortstop Alcides Escobar grabbed Nate McLouth's sharp grounder and tried to get Dickerson at third, but the throw hit Dickerson to put runners at the corners. McLouth promptly stole second, and Machado followe...
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