Oakland Drops Kansas City 2-1 - Match Report
Kansas City dropped a 2-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Friday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Sean Doolittle.
Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -102 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Oakland got 7 innings from Jarrod Parker, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 5. Sean Doolittle earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Josh Donaldson in the win.
Kansas City got an 8-inning outing from James Shields in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while David Lough had 2 hits in the loss for the Royals.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 6 hits, while Kansas City only had 5.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.