Kansas City Royals defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-3

After struggling in another start, potentially his last in an Orioles uniform, left-hander Rich Hill stood in front of his locker and offered a reason and an apology for his poor performances this season.

"I have been having some [tendinitis] issues with the shoulder and we have been doing a good job of keeping the fire down a little bit and unfortunately it is just something that I haven't been able to maintain any consistency with," Hill said.

"Other than that, unf...

Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora wants to play baseball for four more years; he's just not sure what's going to happen in the next four days.

In the final season of a guaranteed contract, Mora has not been asked by the club about potentially waiving his no-trade clause, meaning he almost certainly will remain with the Orioles after Friday's nonwaiver trade deadline passes.

But he's taking nothing for granted.

"In this business nobody knows," Mora said. "In this b...