Mike Moustakas

Early offense helps Orioles complete sweep of Royals with 6-0 win

Early offense helps Orioles complete sweep of Royals with 6-0 win

With Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Kansas City Royals, the Orioles picked up their fifth straight win and continued their miniature resurgence that coincided with the acquisition of Jeremy Hellickson and has brought them back within 2½ games of a playoff spot, albeit in early August.

Their fifth straight victory put them one shy of their longest streak of the season, which came in early May — as they jumped out to a major league-best 22-10 start before a two-month skid put their season in jeopardy. That they swept a Kansas City club that had won 10 of 11 before coming to Camden Yards made it plenty satisfying for manager Buck...

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