KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first seven weeks of the Orioles’ season has been defined, maybe more than anything, by the club’s inability to get on a roll offensively and on the mound simultaneously.
This weekend at Kauffman Stadium was Exhibit A for that frustration.
The Orioles won the first two games Thursday and Friday by holding the Kansas City Royals to just one run in two games.
But instead of sweeping the four-game series or at least winning three, the Orioles were nearly no-hit Saturday and then couldn’t hold an early lead or mount enough of a comeback Sunday as the Royals won, 8-6, to secure a split.
The consecutive losses this weekend...