(AP) -- Coming off a successful road trip, the Baltimore Orioles are hoping to carry their momentum over at home.
The Orioles aim for a third straight win as they open a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
Averaging 5.0 runs to rank near the top of the majors, Baltimore (19-13) scored an 5.3 per game and hit 14 home runs during its recently completed 11-game trek.
"Anytime you go to the West Coast for 12 days and you can walk out of there with even a .500 mark, you're feeling pretty good about yourself. But to come away with seven wins out of 11, that's pretty impressive," pitcher Jason Hammel said.
Hammel won his third straight start as the Orioles pulled out an 8-4 victory Sunday to take three of four from the Los Angeles Angels. Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy both hit two-run homers and Ryan Flaherty added two RBIs for Baltimore, which went 6 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
"For us to take three of four here is huge," reliever Darren O'Day ...