Benson, 4 homers power Orioles

Strong start helps O's clinch first series win in 3 weeks

Orioles 11 Royals 1

May 14, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

The opponent, the lowly Kansas City Royals, hardly mattered. The Orioles preferred to dwell on other topics, anyway.

The important thing was that they had gotten a rare seven-inning outing from a starting pitcher and won a game started by an opposing left-hander for just the third time this season. And for the first time in about two weeks, the Orioles have a winning streak, albeit a modest two in a row.

Royals@Orioles Today, 1:35 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Royals' Denny Bautista (0-1, 4.50) vs. Orioles' Daniel Cabrera (2-2, 5.30)

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