Red-hot Miguel Gonzalez figures to give them a good shot at getting back on track Thursday night when the Orioles seek a series split at Kauffman Stadium.Wei-Yin Chen provided Baltimore with another effective outing Wednesday, allowing only a solo Eric Hosmer homer through seven innings before serving up a tying two-run shot to Hosmer in the eighth.Shortstop Alcides Escobar later came through with a walk-off double off Darren O'Day to seal a 4-3 victory for the Royals (47-51).While the Orioles have received seven straight quality starts, Baltimore (57-45) has plated just five runs while dropping the last two. The team had totaled 30 runs while hitting .319 during its preceding five-game winning streak.Baltimore, though, may be able to bounce back offensively against a struggling Jeremy Guthrie (9-7, 4.41 ERA).The right-hander, who won his first five decisions of the season, is 2-4 with a 6.05 ERA in his last seven starts. He was tagged for five runs and 10 hits over six innings in a 6-5 victory over Detroit on Saturday.Guthrie has been hit particularly hard at home, going 1-1 with a 9.82 ERA in his last three starts.The former Oriole faces his old club for the second time after yielding two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a 6-2 win at Baltimore on May 9.Slugger Chris Davis hit one of his major league-leading 37 home runs in that meeting for his only hit in 13 career at-bats when facing Guthrie. After going 2 for 4 with three RBIs in Monday's 9-2 win, Davis is 1 for 7 with three strikeouts in the past two games.Catcher Matt Wieters, however, continued his recent tear, going 2 for 4 with his 14th homer in Wednesday's loss. He's 13 for 26 with three homers during a seven-game road hitting streak.Gonzalez (8-3, 3.34), who has gone 6-1 with a 2.35 ERA in his last eight starts, has also excelled on the road. His 2.83 road ERA over the past two seasons ranks among the lowest in the major leagues.The right-hander pitched into the sixth inning for the 23rd consecutive start -- one of the longest active streaks in baseball -- as he allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's 7-4 win at Texas."I've started off a little slow and building up throughout the whole year and I think that's what counts," Gonzalez said. "Hopefully I can keep it going and keep our team in good ballgames and win some more."Gonzalez will try to put together another solid effort against a Kansas City team that has won four of six despite going 7 for 43 (.163) with runners in scoring position.He pitched well in his only career start against the Royals, giving up one run over eight innings in a 7-1 victory Aug. 10.Catcher Salvador Perez homered off Gonzalez that day, but enters this contest 5 for 44 (.114) in his last 13 games.Fellow All-Star Alex Gordon, 5 for 41 (.122) over his last 11 games, is expected to return to the lineup after being given Wednesday off.