Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Eric Hosmer hit two home runs and Alcides Escobar drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. David Lough singled and scored the game-ending run when Escobar doubled off the fence in left center with one out in the ninth. Hosmer homered in the first and his two-run home run in the eighth tied the score at 3. It was Hosmer's third multi-homer game and his second this season. Darren O'Day (5-1) took the loss, while Luke Hochevar (3-1), picked up the victory after working a scoreless ninth. Wei-Yin Chen, who went on the disabled list May 13 with a right oblique strain before returning July 10, departed after Hosmer's second home run with Lorenzo Cain aboard with one out in the eighth. Chen gave up a home run to Hosmer on a full-count pitch in the first inning. Chen had not permitted a home run in his previous four starts. Chen retired the next 12 hitters after Hosmer's first home run until Es...
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