Kevin Millar hit a three-run homer and finished with three hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat Kansas City 6-5 last night on a rainy night for their 12th straight victory over the Royals. Millar, who entered hitting just .186 in his previous 15 games, homered just inside the left-field foul pole on a 2-1 pitch from Brett Tomko (1-4) with two out in the first.
The Orioles have hit three three-run homers in the first three games of the series after coming to Kansas City without a three-run homer this year. Roberts suffered a left foot contusion and did not return after a rain delay of 1 hour, 52 minutes in the first inning.
Garrett Olson (2-0) went 5 1/3 innings for Baltimore, allowing three runs and eight hits.