Eric Hosmer singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Saturday.
Hosmer went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to help the Royals make up a three-run deficit. Butler's 10th homer cut it to 3-2 in the sixth, Hosmer scored the tying run in the seventh and then put Kansas City ahead for the first time in the eighth.
Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy hit solo home runs for the Orioles, and Adam Jones extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 with a third-inning triple. It was only the second time this season that Baltimore lost a game in which it homered.
Kansas City closed to 3-1 in the fifth inning when Johnny Giavotella led off with a double and scored on a single by Hosmer.
Butler homered off Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen in the sixth to make it 3-2, and the Royals used a 55-foot double as the spark to pull even against Darren O'Day in the seventh.
Hosmer began the inning by hitting a ro...