Hosmer’s HRs, Escobar’s walk-off hit lift Royals over Orioles

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, front, celebrates his walkoff-double with Mike Moustakas in the ninth inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 4-3. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Eric Hosmer hit two home runs and Alcides Escobar drove in the winning run in the ninth to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

David Lough singled and scored the game-ending run when Escobar doubled off the fence in left center with one out in the ninth.

Hosmer homered in the first and his two-run home run in the eighth tied the score at 3. It was Hosmer’s third multi-homer game and his second this season.

Darren O’Day (5-1) took the loss, while Luke Hochevar (3-1), picked up the victory after working a scoreless ninth.

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