Paul Byrd (6-4) pitched seven shutout innings to win his fifth straight start as the Kansas City Royals salvaged the final game of their three-game series with the Orioles by beating Baltimore 9-2. Raul Ibanez snapped a scoreless tie in the sixth with a three-run home run off of loser Sidney Ponson. That opened the flood gates, the Royals scored three more runs in the 7th and three more in the eighth. Those innings featured home runs from Carlos Beltran and Greg Zaun.