Oakland 1, Kansas City 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 9, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - James Hoye, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mike DiMuro,
Attendance - 10054

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 0 0 0 3 1
Oakland 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 2-2 0-0 2-2 L1
Oakland 2-3 2-3 0-0 W1

Recap

Athletics 1, Royals 0: Tommy Milone allowed three hits in a career-high eight scoreless innings in his Oakland debut to beat visiting Kansas City in the series opener.

Milone (1-0), acquired in the off-season trade that sent Gio Gonzalez to Washington, didn't allow a hit after a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar in the third inning. He surrendered three walks.

The lone run came when Josh Donaldson knocked in Seth Smith with a two-out single in the third. Grant Balfour worked around a one-out walk to pinch hitter Mitch Maier to close out the ninth for Oakland (2-3).

Luis Mendoza (0-1) gave up only one run in 5 2/3 innings for a tough-luck loss, but the hard-throwing right-hander walked four and gave up five hits.

Clinging to a 1-0 lead in the sixth, the Athletics worked the bases loaded with two outs before Tim Collins got Donaldson swinging with a big curveball to end the inning.

The Royals (2-2), who were shut out for the second time this season, got the leadoff man on four times.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Royals outfielder Jason Bourgeois started in left in place of Alex Gordon, who went 0 for 13 with six strikeouts in the team’s opening series. Gordon struck out in the ninth in a pinch-hitting role. … Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur were both gunned down trying to steal in the fourth. … Milone didn’t pitch past the sixth inning in any of his five starts with the Nationals last season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Oakland
Luis Mendoza Player Tom Milone
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 8.0
2 Strikeouts 0
5 Hits 3
1.59 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Oakland
Yuniesky BetancourtPlayer Kurt Suzuki
1 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 3 0 6 .111 11 1 0 4 0 1
Oakland 7 0 7 .241 12 4 1 5 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Athletics have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Royals have a W/L % of .333 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.