Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy, right, high-fives third base coach Bobby Dickerson as he rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Orioles down Royals

The Kansas City Royals have lost three straight games for the first time this season.

NASCAR panel reduces JGR penalties

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A NASCAR appeals panel sided with Joe Gibbs Racing on Wednesday and eased some of the penalties imposed for having an i…