Robinson Tejeda

Orioles score 8 runs in 4th inning in 9-2 win over Royals

For six of the seven innings in which he pitched Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar was nearly unhittable.

In the other inning, Hochevar was unwatchable, as the Orioles pounded out eight runs in the fourth to batter the Royals, 9-2, in an incredibly odd win, their season-high-tying fourth straight victory.

The Orioles sent 13 batters to the plate in an eight-run fourth, their highest output in one frame since June 26, 2009, against the Washington Nationals, when they also plated eight runs in one inning.

"There was a lot of excitement, a lot of piles of energy; we were all puling for each other," said Orioles first baseman Luke...