Peter Moylan

Orioles beat Royals 2-1 on Jimenez's strong start, Gentry's walk-off single in 9th

Orioles beat Royals 2-1 on Jimenez's strong start, Gentry's walk-off single in 9th

Just when it seemed safe to write off Ubaldo Jimenez for good, the beleaguered Orioles right-hander puts together back-to-back strong starts to preserve his place in the starting rotation.

Jimenez, who pitched a strong six innings in a tough loss to the Tampa Rays last Wednesday, came back to deliver an impressive seven-inning performance in the Orioles’ walk-off 2-1 victory Monday night over the sizzling Kansas City Royals before 20,663 at Camden Yards.

“I felt pretty good,’’ Jimenez said. “The fastball was moving a lot. I think that’s what got me out of trouble. I was able to spot the fastball wherever Caleb (Joseph) was calling for it. He called a great game and I was...