Orioles fall behind early (updated)

It took much too long for Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie to get a third out in the second inning, and the Orioles trail the Royals, 4-1, as we head to the third.

The Royals sent nine batters to the plate against Guthrie. The right-hander got two strikes on Chris Getz before giving up a run-scoring single that extended the rally.

Melky Cabrera capped the scoring with a two-run scoring after Craig Tatum was called for catcher’s interference.

Earlier in the inning, left fielder Nolan Reimold threw to the wrong base on a single, allowing the Royals to put a second runner in scoring position. The fundamentals were lacking that inning.

Reimold more than redeemed himself with a home run in the bottom of the second. Two of Reimold’s three hits since being called up are home runs.

Update: Reimold’s having quite an afternoon. His three-run homer has the given a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the third inning.

A Mark Reynolds single had cut the Kansas City lead to 4-2 before Reimold came to the plate.

The rally was sparked by another bunt single by Adam Jones, who continues to find ways to get on base.

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