Last night, the Orioles kicked off their final homestand with a win against the Kansas City Royals, 3-2. Despite it being a matchup of two-second division teams playing for pride and stats, it was quite a good ball game as Daniel Cabrera was solid against Gil Meche.
Cabrera, finally was consistent for a change, and looked like a top flight starter in the action on Monday as he only allowed in one run in seven innings.
The game was made up in lieu of a rainout in early April; howver, there were only few thousand fans at the Yard last night.
The bullpen once again nearly blew the game, as Mark Grudzielanek homered off Jamie Walker, to tie the game, 2-2; however, the amazing Nick Markakis homered to lead the Birds to victory.
Chad Bradford got the save.
It was good to know that we swept the season series against the Royals - alas, some good news for a change.