Jordan Westburg hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer within the backside of the ninth inning to hold the Baltimore Orioles previous the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Monday night time.Westburg’s opposite-field drive to proper got here on an 0-2 pitch from Nick Anderson (0-1) after the Royals rallied to tie the sport within the high of the inning.Ryan Mountcastle homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles.Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, the second straight sport by which every went deep.With the rating tied at 3 within the eighth, singles by Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman put runners on the corners with two outs for Mountcastle, who reached on an RBI infield single when first baseman Nick Loftin could not deal with the throw from the shortstop Witt.That gave nearer Craig Kimbrel (1-0) an opportunity to seal the victory in his Baltimore debut. But Kyle Isbel singled, and pinch-runner Dairon Blanco stole second and third earlier than scoring on a fly ball by Maikel Garcia.Westburg delivered within the backside half. He leaped in pleasure after rounding first base and was drenched in water after arriving on the plate.Making his Kansas City debut after signing a two-year, $32 million contract in December, Michael Wacha gave up three runs in 5 innings. The solely three hits he allowed got here in succession within the fourth, when Baltimore bounced again from a 3-0 deficit to drag even.Orioles starter Dean Kremer allowed three runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. Witt hit a solo shot within the third and Perez added a two-run drive to place the Royals up 3-0. Rutschman doubled main off the Baltimore fourth, Anthony Santander adopted with an RBI single and Mountcastle went deep.FIELDING GEMSThe Orioles fumbled two grounders for errors within the first inning, however a pair of very good fielding performs saved the sport tied within the seventh. After Nelson Velázquez hit a one-out double, Mountcastle dived to snare a grounder previous first base and beat Isbel to the bag. Henderson then charged to select up a short-hop grounder to shortstop and threw out speedy Maikel Garcia.TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: LHP John Means (elbow) started his rehabilitation task by yielding two homers and 7 runs in one-plus innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday. “The numbers did not present nice success however he felt good bodily,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde stated Monday. “That’s what issues in any rehab, for certain.”Royals: INF Michael Massey (decrease again pressure) is “progressing nicely” and will start a rehab task “within the subsequent few days,” supervisor Matt Quatraro stated.UP NEXTThere’s rain the forecast Tuesday night time, when Orioles starter Cole Irvin is scheduled to face the Royals and Alec Marsh, who misplaced his first eight selections as a rookie final yr earlier than ending 3-9.The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jordan Westburg hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer within the backside of the ninth inning to hold the Baltimore Orioles previous the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Monday night time.

Westburg’s opposite-field drive to proper got here on an 0-2 pitch from Nick Anderson (0-1) after the Royals rallied to tie the sport within the high of the inning.

Ryan Mountcastle homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles.

Bobby Witt Jr. and Salvador Perez homered for the Royals, the second straight sport by which every went deep.

With the rating tied at 3 within the eighth, singles by Gunnar Henderson and Adley Rutschman put runners on the corners with two outs for Mountcastle, who reached on an RBI infield single when first baseman Nick Loftin could not deal with the throw from the shortstop Witt.

That gave nearer Craig Kimbrel (1-0) an opportunity to seal the victory in his Baltimore debut. But Kyle Isbel singled, and pinch-runner Dairon Blanco stole second and third earlier than scoring on a fly ball by Maikel Garcia.

Westburg delivered within the backside half. He leaped in pleasure after rounding first base and was drenched in water after arriving on the plate.

Making his Kansas City debut after signing a two-year, $32 million contract in December, Michael Wacha gave up three runs in 5 innings. The solely three hits he allowed got here in succession within the fourth, when Baltimore bounced again from a 3-0 deficit to drag even.

Orioles starter Dean Kremer allowed three runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Witt hit a solo shot within the third and Perez added a two-run drive to place the Royals up 3-0.

Rutschman doubled main off the Baltimore fourth, Anthony Santander adopted with an RBI single and Mountcastle went deep.

FIELDING GEMS

The Orioles fumbled two grounders for errors within the first inning, however a pair of very good fielding performs saved the sport tied within the seventh. After Nelson Velázquez hit a one-out double, Mountcastle dived to snare a grounder previous first base and beat Isbel to the bag. Henderson then charged to select up a short-hop grounder to shortstop and threw out speedy Maikel Garcia.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: LHP John Means (elbow) started his rehabilitation task by yielding two homers and 7 runs in one-plus innings for Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday. “The numbers did not present nice success however he felt good bodily,” Orioles supervisor Brandon Hyde stated Monday. “That’s what issues in any rehab, for certain.”

Royals: INF Michael Massey (decrease again pressure) is “progressing nicely” and will start a rehab task “within the subsequent few days,” supervisor Matt Quatraro stated.

UP NEXT

There’s rain the forecast Tuesday night time, when Orioles starter Cole Irvin is scheduled to face the Royals and Alec Marsh, who misplaced his first eight selections as a rookie final yr earlier than ending 3-9.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.