The Royals erased an 11-run deficit last night, but still lost to the A’s 12-11. Oakland took an 11-0 advantage after three innings of play, but the Royals refused to roll over. They rallied for five runs in the fourth inning. Michael Tucker and Dee Brown drove in two apiece. In the eight, Kansas City cut the lead to 11-10 with five more. Mike Sweeney hit a three-run homer. The comeback was complete with Luis Alicea’s RBI single in the top of the ninth. The Royals jubilation was short lived. In the bottom half of the ninth, Scott Hatteberg ended the game with a pinch-hit home run. The win was the A’s 20th in a row, setting an American League Record. The Major League mark is 26 in a row by the 1916 Giants.
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