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Orioles score eight runs in fourth against Hochevar
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Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar delivers a pitch to the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning on Wednesday in Baltimore. - photo by AP Photo

BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones had two hits and two RBIs in an eight-run fourth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight victory.
Baltimore sent 13 batters to the plate in the fourth against Luke Hochevar (3-5), who yielded six hits, walked three and threw a wild pitch. It was the Orioles’ biggest inning since an eight-run sixth against Washington on June 26, 2009.
After beating the Nationals twice over the weekend and taking the first two games of this three-game series, Baltimore is riding its longest winning streak since opening the season 4-0. Jones hit a game-ending home run Tuesday night.
Jake Arrieta (6-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking three. He’s 2-0 against Kansas City this season and 5-0 in five starts against the AL Central.
Melky Cabrera homered for the Royals, who have lost four in a row and nine of 11. Kansas City is 5-13 on the road, the worst record in the majors.
Hochevar went seven innings, five of them perfect. But the fourth inning was one he won’t soon forget.
Jones led off with a double, advanced on a single by Nick Markakis and scored on a groundout by Vladimir Guerrero. After Matt Wieters drew a walk, Luke Scott doubled in a run and Wieters came home on a wild pitch.
J.J. Hardy followed with an RBI single, Ryan Adams walked and Felix Pie singled in a run. Jones followed with a two-run single, and after Markakis popped out, a throwing error by shortstop Alcides Escobar let in the final run.
Hochevar didn’t allow a runner over the next three innings, but the damage was done. In five career starts against Baltimore, he’s 0-4 with a 7.98 ERA.
Cabrera homered in the fifth after a walk to Chris Getz to get the Royals to 8-2.
Mark Reynolds connected for Baltimore in the eighth off Robinson Tejada.

NOTES — There was a moment of silence before the game for Paul Splittorff, the winningest pitcher in Royals history, who died of cancer Wednesday at age 64. ... Guerrero and Markakis have 10-game hitting streaks. ... Arrieta has surrendered a home run in seven straight games. He has given up nine HRs, tied with Jeremy Guthrie for most on the team. ... Cabrera has 15 RBIs and has scored 11 runs in 19 games since May 3.