(Baltimore, MD)  — Alex Gordon hit a pair of solo homers to power the Royals to a 7-3 win over Baltimore Saturday.  Salvador Perez lifted a two-run shot and Billy Butler added a solo bomb for Kansas City, which has won four-of-five.  Luis Mendoza allowed three runs across six frames to pick up the victory for the Royals.  Manny Machado doubled in a run while Omar Quintanilla added a two-run single for the Orioles.  Chris Tillman was rocked for six runs over five-and-two-thirds innings of work to take the loss.  The O’s have dropped two of the first three contests in the four-game series after winning their previous five tests.  The teams endured a rain delay of over three hours prior to the start of the contest.

Royals manager Ned Yost says the bullpen did a great job to shut things down late.

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon says he had to adjust his approach against Chris Tillman throughout the game.

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The Royals will go for the series win at Camden Yards with Bruce Chen on the mound facing Baltimore’s Tommy Hunter; first pitch at 12:35.

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(Philadelphia, PA)  — Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 win over the Phillies Saturday.  Jake Westbrook shut down the Philadelphia bats, dealing seven-and-two-thirds innings of one-run ball to improve to 12-and-8 as the Cards evened up the three-game set at one game apiece.  Jason Motte nailed down his 26th save.  Ryan Howard plated the only run on a fielder’s choice in the first inning for the Phils.  Cliff Lee allowed all four runs across seven innings for the loss.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny says Jake Westbrook was locked in.

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The series is tied 1-1, the Cardinals will go for the series win this afternoon at 12:35 with right hander Lance Linn taking on the Phillies righty Vance Worley.