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Escobar Delivers Walk-Off Hit

Alcides Escobar hits a game-winning double in the bottom of the ninth inning.

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) The Royals used an eighth inning home run from Eric Hosmer to tie the Orioles, and Alcides Escobar hit a game-winning double to deliver a 4-3 comeback win Wednesday night.

Hosmer didn't serve the go-ahead hit, but his offense single handedly kept Kansas City (47-51) in the game for the first eight innings.

With one out in the first, Hosmer hit a pitch from Wei-Yin Chen over the Baltimore bullpen in right field to put the Royals ahead 1-0.

It was just the fifth homer Chen's given up this season.

The Orioles took the lead in the fourth on Matt Wieters two-run home run off Ervin Santana. Baltimore added to it with an Adam Jones fielder's choice in the top of the eighth.

Santana threw eight innings giving up three runs -- one earned -- and struck out three.

In the bottom of the eighth after a Lorenzo Cain single, Hosmer hit a no-doubter into the fountains just beyond the right center field wall to tie the game 3-3. It's his second multi-home run game of the season.

Luke Hochevar held Baltimore scoreless, giving Kansas City a chance to win it in the bottom of the ninth.

David Lough hit a one-out single to left-center to set up Escobar.

The Royals shortstop hit a deep fly ball to left field off Darren O'Day. The ball bounced off the top of the wall, and allowed Lough to score the game-winning run from first base.

Luke Hochevar got his third win of the season after giving up just one hit and no runs in the ninth.

Kansas City plays for a series win against Baltimore Thursday night with Jeremy Guthrie on the mound.

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