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Bats erase Tillman's early deficit as Orioles top Royals, 11-6, to take series

Bats erase Tillman's early deficit as Orioles top Royals, 11-6, to take series

An Orioles offense that returned home this week and became as close to whole as it’s been all season erased another daunting first-inning deficit and pummeled the visiting Royals, 11-6, to take this three-game set in front of an announced 17,842 at Camden Yards and improve to 10-27.

After Chris Tillman allowed a grand slam four batters into the game, the Orioles' bats decided they wouldn't stand for another embarrassing blowout. They won consecutive games for the second time this season, and the first time since April 5-6, because of it.

“It was great,” said leadoff man Trey Mancini, who sparked it all. “We know that we have that potential, what we showed tonight. We just...

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