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Pair of calls overturned in O's-Royals contest

KANSAS CITY -- A pair of calls were overturned after manager challenges during the Royals' 8-6 victory over the Orioles on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.

In the fourth inning, with two outs and Kansas City left fielder Alex Gordon at first, catcher Salvador Perez hit a hard grounder up the middle. Baltimore second baseman Jonathan Schoop made a diving stop and flipped it to shortstop J.J. Hardy for the force at second, and second-base umpire Doug Eddings called Gordon out.

Royals manager Ned Yost challenged the call, and after a review by the crew in New York, the call was overturned. Gordon game around to score and cut the Royals' deficit to 3-2 when the next hitter, Lorenzo Cain, singled to center.

Yost is now 5-2 this season on challenges.

In the seventh inning, the Orioles won a challenge when Cain hit a grounder up the middle, and Hardy's throw to first was ruled late by first-base umpire Brian O'Nora.

Manager Buck Showalter challenged the call and it was overturned on replay.

The Royals had already scored three runs in the inning on Gordon's three run homer -- his second of the game -- before the Orioles won the challenge.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for Robert Falkoff is a contributor to
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