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Chen pitches Royals past Orioles

The Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar beats a tag by Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado as he advanced to third on a single by Chris Getz during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bruce Chen tossed six strong innings, Greg Holland pitched out of a ninth-inning jam, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Tuesday night.
The loss snapped the Orioles’ season-best, five-game winning streak.
Holland, who logged his 25th save in 27 chances, gave up a leadoff single in the ninth to Nick Markakis and a run-producing triple to Adam Jones with none out.
Holland preserved the victory by striking out Chris Davis, and retiring J.J. Hardy and Henry Urrutia on grounders.
Chen (4-0), who was making just his second start ...

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