(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.