Orioles limp home from a Royal lashing, 15-2 Eight-run fourth triggers blowout


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Reliever Mike Flanagan tried not to take it too personally. He was only one of a series of Orioles pitchers to find that the 1927 Yankees had been reincarnated for yesterday's game at Royals Stadium.

2 Royals fourth: Mayne grounded out to shortstop

C.Ripken. Conine walked. Koslofski singled to left, Conine to second. Howard walked, Conine to third, Koslofski to second. On Mills' wild pitch, Conine scored, Koslofski to third, Howard to second. With 1-0 count on Thurman, Flanagan relieved Mills. Thurman singled to left, Koslofski and Howard scored, Thurman to second on throw home. Joyner struck out. Brett singled to center, Thurman scored, Brett to second on center fielder Devereaux's throwing error. Macfarlane doubled to left center, Brett scored. Samuel doubled down the left-field line, Macfarlane scored. Mayne walked. Conine doubled down the left-field line, Samuel and Mayne scored. Clements relieved Flanagan. Koslofski struck out. 8 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 1 left on. Royals 11, Orioles 0.

Orioles fifth: Martinez flied out to left fielder Conine. Gomez homered to left on 0-1 count. B.Ripken flied out to center fielder Koslofski. Parent grounded out to shortstop Howard. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Royals 11, Orioles 1.

Royals fifth: Howard walked. Thurman singled to center, Howard to third. Joyner singled to right, Howard scored, Thurman to second. Brett singled to center, Thurman scored, Joyner to second. Macfarlane hit by pitch, Joyner to third, Brett to second. Frohwirth relieved Clements. Samuel struck out. Mayne hit sacrifice fly to left fielder Anderson, Joyner scored. Conine struck out. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Royals 14, Orioles 1.

Orioles sixth: Anderson tripled to center. Devereaux grounded out to shortstop Howard, Anderson scored. C.Ripken fouled out to first baseman Joyner. G.Davis singled to center. Milligan grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman Mayne to second baseman Samuel, G.Davis forced at second. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Royals 14, Orioles 2.

Royals eighth: Samuel singled to center. Mayne flied out to center fielder Devereaux. Conine grounded into fielder's choice, third baseman Gomez to second baseman B.Ripken, Samuel forced at second. Koslofski walked, Conine to second. Howard singled to center, Conine scored, Koslofski to second. Thurman popped out to catcher Parent. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Royals 15, Orioles 2.

E -- Devereaux (4). LOB -- Orioles 6, Kansas City 7. 2B -- Macfarlane (20), Samuel (1), Conine (2). 3B -- Anderson (7). HR -- Joyner (8) off Mills, Macfarlane (11) off Mills, Gomez (14) off Pichardo. RBI -- Devereaux (75), Gomez (54), Thurman 2 (13), Joyner 3 (57), Brett 2 (45), Macfarlane 2 (31), Samuel (2), Mayne (11), Conine 2 (5), Howard (12). SB -- Thurman (8), Samuel (1). S -- Thurman. SF -- Mayne. GIDP -- Devereaux 2, Hulett, BRipken, Brett.

Runners left in scoring position -- Orioles 3 (Devereaux, BRipken 2); Kansas City 5 (Thurman, Macfarlane, Conine, Koslofski 2). Runners moved up -- Devereaux, Mayne.

DP -- Orioles 1 (Milligan, Hulett and Frohwirth); Kansas City 4 (Howard, Samuel and Joyner), (Mayne, Samuel and Joyner), (Howard, Samuel and Joyner), (Samuel, Howard and Joyner).

Clements pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

Inherited runners-scored -- Flanagan 1-2, Clements 1-0, Frohwirth HBP -- by Clements (Macfarlane), by Pichardo (Parent). WP -- Mills.

Umpires -- Home, Shulock; First, Young; Second, O'Nora; Third, Denkinger. T -- 2:50. A -- 26,290.

Worst Orioles defeats

(Date .. Opponent Site .Score

4/30/60 Yankees Balt. .16-0

9/14/87 Blue Jays Tor. 18-3

9/24/63 White Sox Balt.15-0

6/26/78 Blue Jays Tor. 24-10

6/13/92 Tigers Det. .. 15-1

9/29/81 Tigers Det. .. 14-0

4/23/81 White Sox Chi. 18-5

4/8/78 .Brewers Mil. ..16-3

8/16/92 Royals K.C. .. 15-2

8/24/55 White Sox Chi. 14-1

9/20/83 Tigers Det. .. 14-1

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