Jonathan Broxton Tagged With Loss in Athletics-Royals Match
Oakland needed extra innings to claim victory on Wednesday, scoring late against Kansas City for a 5-4 final at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as -125 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Andrew Carignan earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 1/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.
Kansas City's starting pitcher Bruce Chen worked 5 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alex Gordon in a losing cause.
Kansas City outhit their counterparts 10-6 in the game.
Next game, Oakland takes its act on the road to face Seattle looking for another win. For Kansas City, they head home to face Cleveland.