A’s starter Tommy Milone threw more than 50 pitches before recording the first out of the second inning, but he overcame his rough start to outduel Royals starter Ervin Santana as the A’s scored twice in the sixth inning to beat the Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
The Royals loaded the bases with no outs in the second but Milone got out of it without allowing a run. Elliot Johnson fouled out to first baseman Brandon Moss near the Kansas City dugout before Milone struck out Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar.
Rarely used Jeff Bianchi drove in two runs with a 10th-inning single up the middle as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-4 on Saturday night. Bianchi made his second start since coming off the disabled list on May 2 due to bursitis in his left hip.
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joe Kelly (0-2). Logan Schafer grounded into a fielder’s choice to a pulled-in Kozma, who threw home to force out Ryan Braun and set up Bianchi’s game-winner.
The Cardinals used four consecutive singles with two outs in the sixth inning to tie it 4-4. Matt Carpenter’s hit chased Milwaukee starter Marco Estrada and drove in Kozma who started the rally. Jon Jay’s single brought in Ty Wigginton. The Cards scored twice in the second but left the bases loaded. Kozma drove in Allen Craig, who walked to start the inning. Carpenter’s single gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.