The Orioles loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth inning, but Julio Lugo struck out on a high fastball.
Alex Gordon immediately made them pay, leading off the bottom half of the inning with a home run.
The Orioles loaded the bases with no outs in the sixth and knocked Bruce Chen from the game, but they only scored one run after Josh Bell grounded into a double play.
The Royals immediately made them pay, stringing together three consecutive singles with no outs in the bottom half of the inning to build on their lead.
How many times have we seen this happen? I’ve pointed it out more times than I can count.
Win one for Juan?
Not this way.
Maybe Buck Showalter can figure out a way for the Orioles to get clutch hits with runners in scoring position. Two other managers have failed this season.