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Gordon, Chen help Royals slip past Orioles 5-4

Alex Gordon homered to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-4 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.Bruce Chen picked up his first victory since July 3. Chen (6-5), who was 0-3 in his past four starts, went five innings. He allowed three runs and seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.The Royals worked out of a bases-loaded, no out jam in the sixth inning.Adam Jones led off with a single. Felix Pie reached on Chen's throwing error and Jake Fox also singled. Rookie reliever Kanekoa Texeira replaced Chen and got Josh Bell to ground into a double play with Jones scoring. Texeira struck out Cesar Izturis to end the inning.Gordon led off the fourth inning with an opposite-field home run, his second homer in three games.This was the final game for Juan Samuel as the Orioles interim manager. He finished with a 17-34 record. Buck Showalter will take over as the Orioles manager Tuesday.Baltimore threatened in the ninth on Izturis' leadoff single and Julio Lugo reached on Wilson Be...

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