Oakland 2, Kansas City 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Bill Welke,
Attendance - 16392

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 30-38 21-20 9-18 L1
Oakland 29-40 15-16 14-24 W1

Recap


Josh Outman pitched seven shutout innings and Cliff Pennington broke a scoreless tie with a run-scoring single in the sixth to help the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

The victory was only the second in 15 games for Oakland, which won for the second time in six games since Bob Melvin replaced Bob Geren as manager.

Outman (2-1) allowed four hits and walked two during his best outing of the season. He struck out two before giving way to Brian Fuentes to start the eighth. Andrew Bailey worked a perfect ninth for his second save since coming off the disabled list in late May.

Oakland added an insurance run in the seventh when Ryan Sweeney singled, was sacrificed to second and scored on Daric Barton’s single to left-center field.

Kansas City cut its deficit to 2-1 in the eighth when Alcides Escobar doubled with two outs, stole third and scored on Alex Gordon’s infield single.

Luke Hochevar (4-7) pitched five hitless innings until Landon Powell’s leadoff single in the sixth. Jemile Weeks followed with a bunt single, moved to second when Powell was forced out at third and then stole third base before Pennington singled him home.

Hochevar gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings.

Escobar had three of Kansas City’s seven hits and has recorded five straight multi-hit games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Oakland
Luke Hochevar Player Josh Outman
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 4
2.57 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Oakland
Alcides Escobar Player Daric Barton
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 1
1.000 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 7 0 8 .226 8 3 1 2 1 0
Oakland 5 0 5 .192 9 0 2 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Athletics have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .415 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Royals have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .405 after a loss.
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