Game Wrap - Oakland 8-3 Victors Over Royals

Oakland got $Innings innings of work from Jon Lester en route to a 8-3 victory over Kansas City on Saturday at Coliseum.

Oakland won as a -168 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 6.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Oakland got 6 2/3 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 3 earned runs on 9 hits, while striking out 3. Jon Lester earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.

Kansas City's starting pitcher Jason Vargas worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Lorenzo Cain in a losing cause.

Kansas City enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-9 advantage in hits.