Huff, Mora Homers Key Baltimore Win

Trachsel's first victory gives Baltimore 11 straight over Royals
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2008 12:09 AM CDT
Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, left, talks with home plate umpire Adrian Johnson during the fourth inning of their baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Kansas City.    (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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(Newser) – Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora homered, Steve Trachsel earned his first victory since April 4 and the Baltimore Orioles beat Kansas City 7-4 last night for their 11th straight victory over the Royals. Huff, who has hit safely in 18 of his past 20 games, hit a three-run homer with two out in the fifth to snap a 2-2 tie.

Trachsel (2-4), who was winless in his last five starts, gave up two runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He lasted just three innings in each of his previous two starts, allowing 11 runs and 12 hits with seven walks in six innings. Alex Gordon hit a two-run drive off Trachsel in the first for his team-best fifth homer of the season.