Kansas City 7, Oakland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Brian Knight, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 12064

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 12 0
Oakland 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 60-83 34-39 26-44 W2
Oakland 64-78 38-32 26-46 L2

Recap


Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur homered, and Alex Gordon drove in a pair of runs to help the Kansas City Royals defeat the host Oakland Athletics 7-4 on Tuesday.
 
The Royals pulled ahead with a four-run second inning against Gio Gonzalez (12-12). Hosmer and Francoeur led off with back-to-back homers and after a bases-loaded throwing error by Oakland's Scott Sizemore made it 3-0, Gordon drove in another run with a groundout.

Oakland brought the potential winning run to the plate in the ninth after cutting the gap to three on a bases-loaded walk to Chad Pennington, but Joakim Soria got Hideki Matsui to ground out to second base to earn his 26th save.
 
Danny Duffy (4-8) worked 6 1/3 innings and tied a career best by allowing four hits. Gonzalez allowed seven runs on 10 hits in five innings.

Salvador Perez doubled home a run and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Gordon during a three-run fifth that gave the Royals a seemingly safe 7-2 cushion.

Jemile Weeks drove in two runs for the Athletics. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Oakland
Daniel Duffy Player Gio Gonzalez
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 5.0
4 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 10
4.26 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Kansas City   Oakland
Jeff Francoeur Player Jemile Weeks
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 4
.600 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 2 19 .300 18 8 7 3 2 0
Oakland 7 0 8 .206 18 8 4 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Athletics have a W/L % of .453 after a win and .449 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .434 after a loss.
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