Roayls rookie starter Will Smith went seven strong innings, and Lorenzo Cain and Chris Getz doubled in runs in the seventh inning as the Royals beat the Oakland A’s 3-2. Smith (4-4) held the A’s to two runs and five hits, while striking out five and walking one. In winning his last two starts, Smith has allowed four runs and 11 hits in 14 innings.
With two outs in the seventh, Eric Hosmer, Cain and Getz hit back-to-back-to-back doubles, as Cain, who was in a 2-for-24 skid, doubled home Hosmer to tie the score. After fouling off five pitches with two strikes, Getz lined an opposite-field double on the 11th pitch off lefty Sean Doolittle to bring home Cain.