Late blast lifts Baltimore past KC

The Kansas City Royals blew a 3-run lead before rallying to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the ninth, only to see the Baltimore Orioles win on Jordan Westburg's walk-off, two-run home run Monday.

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April 2, 2024 - 2:21 PM

Austin Hays (21) of the Baltimore Orioles dunks Gatorade over Jordan Westburg (11) of the Baltimore Orioles after Westburg hit a walk off home run in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Baltimore. Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/TNS

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jordan Westburg hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to carry the Baltimore Orioles past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Monday night.

Westburg’s opposite-field drive to right came on an 0-2 pitch from Nick Anderson (0-1) after the Royals rallied to tie the game in the top of the inning.

“I really wasn’t trying to do too much, just trying to move the ball and get to the next man (in the lineup),” Westburg said.

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