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Westburg rescues Kimbrel, Orioles with walk-off blast. Orioles beat Royals 6-4

The Orioles could have blinked after new closer Craig Kimbrel blew his first save opportunity in the top of the ninth. Instead, the Birds did what good teams do best. They turned the page.

Jordan Westburg fell behind on a pair of curveballs before finally getting a pitch he could drive in the bottom of the ninth. Westburg went with the pitch and blasted the ball into the stands directly left of the out-of-town scoreboard. The opposite field dinger marked just his fourth career home run, but Westburg played the hero in a 6-4 victory.

“I wanted to stay on heater timing and I got one,” Westburg told the MASN booth after a celebratory Gatorade bucket dowsing.