I saw an interesting stat on Royals.com that said the Royals had the best daytime batting average while the Oakland A’s has the best daytime record at 24-11. I wonder how the Royals’ defense stacks up during under the sun? Two errors helped lead to four runs in the sixth inning to give the A’s a 4-3 win on Wednesday afternoon.
The Royals spotted newly acquired starter Sean O’Sullivan with a 2-0 lead after the first inning and O’Sullivan was putting up 0’s in the first five innings. However, things unraveled in the sixth.
Cliff Pennington singled to lead off the inning and stole second. O’Sullivan then walked former Royal CoCo Crisp. O’Sullivan fielded a bunt and threw wildly which allowed a run to score. Than Crisp scored on third basemen Mike Aviles’ error and later in the inning Kevin Kouzmanoff doubled in two runs ending O’Sullivan day after 5.1 innings.
Kouzmanoff had quite a season against the Royals. In six games against KC pitching, Kouzmanoff hit .360 with three doubles, a home run and 10 RBIs as the A’s took five of the six meetings.
The Royals tried to rally, but came up short. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a solo homer in the eighth inning.