Kansas City Royals defeat Baltimore Orioles, 7-4

Triple threats The Royals and Orioles each delivered a rare stand-up triple by the bottom of the third inning.

Orioles outfielder Felix Pie did it in the second, lining a ball into the left-center-field gap to score Ty Wigginton for the game's first run. David DeJesus tripled to lead off the third and scored Kansas City's first run on a groundout by John Buck. The Royals added a second triple in the eighth when Buck hit a liner to left-center that nicked off the glove o...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Koji Uehara is aware of it.

So are his teammates, his manager and his opponents.

The 34-year-old Japanese rookie has been outstanding early in his eight starts this season, but the book on the right-hander is simple: Wait him out, and he can be figured out.

That's what the Kansas City Royals did Sunday, bumbling through much of their 7-4 win over the Orioles before getting to Uehara for three runs in the sixth and the Orioles bullpen for three ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just when it looked as if the Orioles would be getting one of their key position players back from a nagging leg injury, another one is unsure about his status for Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees.

Shortstop Cesar Izturis left Sunday's game before the bottom of the eighth with a left groin strain and said afterward that he's not sure of its severity.

"We'll see how it feels after the off day [Monday]," Izturis said after the Orioles' 7-...