Jeremy Guthrie allowed one earned run in six innings, and the Royals hit a season-high three homers in a 6-2 victory Thursday night to salvaged the final game of this three game series.
Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer both connected against Freddy Garcia (0-1) with a runner on in the fourth inning to put Kansas City up 4-0. It was Gordon’s third home run in three games and Hosmer’s first in 145 at-bats dating to last year. Mike Moustakas homered in the seventh to make it 5-2. The Royals came in with an AL-low 19 home runs.
Guthrie was facing the Orioles for the first time since they traded him to Colorado in February 2012. Guthrie (5-0) gave up seven hits and three walks while lowering his ERA to 2.28.