Orioles 2, Royals 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nelson Cruz's two-run homer helped the Orioles overcome Yordano Ventura. After the homer in the fourth (which came after a leadoff walk to Chris Davis) the righty, 22, retired 10 in a row and at one point struck out six in a row. Zach Britton got the save in his first career chance. He replaced Tommy Hunter, who has blown two straight saves and allowed 31 baserunners over 15 innings this year.