Kansas City 2, Oakland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Lazaro Diaz, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 21111

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Kansas City 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 23-31 10-15 13-16 L1
Kansas City 23-29 7-18 16-11 W1

Recap

Royals 2, Athletics 0: Vin Mazzaro and three relievers combined on a seven-hitter as host Kansas City blanked Oakland for the second time in three days.

Mazzaro (2-0) worked six innings, scattering four hits and three walks while striking out three. The Athletics’ lone threat against him was erased when Adam Rosales ended the fifth inning by getting thrown out at home after Alex Gordon made a diving catch of a foul ball in left field.

Kelvin Herrera, Greg Holland and Jonathan Broxton each tossed an inning of scoreless relief for the Royals, who took the lead on Eric Hosmer’s solo homer in the second inning and also got an RBI single from Johnny Giavotella in the fifth.

Tommy Milone (6-5) was the hard-luck loser for Oakland despite holding Kansas City to two runs on eight hits in seven innings. He finished with six strikeouts and a walk.

Billy Butler had three of the Royals’ 10 hits.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland has already been shut out 11 times this season, including four times in its last seven games ... Oakland SS Cliff Pennington went 0-for-3 and is hitless in 29 consecutive at-bats. ... Five of the last seven meetings between the clubs have ended in shutouts, with the Athletics on the losing end three times.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Kansas City
Tom Milone Player Vin Mazzaro
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 4
2.57 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   Kansas City
Josh Reddick Player Billy Butler
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 7 0 7 .219 20 3 0 3 1 1
Kansas City 10 1 14 .323 18 6 2 1 2 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Royals have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .414 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .435 after a win and .419 after a loss.