All sorts of reasons for their four straight losses to the Kansas City Royals are being advanced. The Royals outplayed them in almost every facet of the game, especially in clutch hitting, fielding and their "lights out" relief pitching. The Royals had the baseball gods on their side. Indeed, if you look back to the first two innings of the first two games in Baltimore, the Royals scored three runs and two runs with two outs on broken-bat, bloop hits. The breaks of the game, one must acknowledge, they do even out — but not necessarily in a brief, four-game series. The Orioles, as one commentator put it, noting that all four games were decided by one run or two, were "on the wrong side of history."