Andrus hits walk-off single in ninth, A’s edge Royals 4-3

Elvis Andrus hit a profitable single within the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas Metropolis Royals 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Elvis Andrus hit a profitable single within the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas Metropolis Royals 4-3 on Friday evening.

With the rating 3-all, Matt Chapman doubled over leaping third baseman Hanser Alberto with one out and Seth Brown was deliberately walked by Scott Barlow (2-2).

Andrus, whose .213 common coming in was a hundred and fortieth amongst 143 certified batters, adopted with a pointy liner to proper, and Chapman scored with a headfirst slide forward of Jarrod Dyson’s throw.

“This can be a veteran man, the second’s not too huge for him,” A’s supervisor Bob Melvin mentioned. “He’s carried out it loads of occasions. Doesn’t shock me. He’s carried out it towards us many occasions through the years.”

Andrus delivered the game-winning hit not lengthy after his protection helped the Royals tie the sport.

Andrus made a two-out fielding error on Michael Taylor’s grounder to shortstop that led to an unearned run within the eighth. Andrus then was gradual on his throw to second baseman Jed Lowrie on Hanser Alberto’s grounder, extending the inning.

“Once you make an error (you) all the time need redemption,” Andrus mentioned. “It’s not too usually you get the chance.”

Seth Brown homered to snap an extended funk for the A’s. Chapman had three hits together with an RBI double.

Salvador Pérez hit solo homers within the seventh towards Cole Irvin and the eighth towards former teammate Jake Diekman, turning into the primary Kansas Metropolis participant to homer twice from the seventh inning on since Mike Moustakas at Baltimore on Sept. 12, 2015. He joined Bo Jackson in 1987 as the one Royals with three multihomer video games by the top of June.

“He’s been superb all season lengthy,” Royals supervisor Mike Matheny mentioned. “After we want huge hits he appears to seek out it.”

Kansas Metropolis has misplaced six of seven.

Lou Trivino (3-2) retired 4 batters.

The A’s are 7-2 in June, tied with the Angels and Brewers for the most effective within the majors.

Pérez hit his fifteenth residence run of the season main off the seventh, then related for a tying shot within the eighth for his ninth profession multihomer sport.

Brown snapped a 1 for 30 funk along with his two-run homer off Brady Singer within the fourth.

PLAY AT THE PLATE

The Royals bungled an opportunity so as to add on within the eighth when Andrew Benintendi was thrown out making an attempt to attain from first on Hunter Dozier’s bloop to middle. Benintendi appeared to hesitate briefly after rounding third, and A’s first baseman Matt Olson made an ideal relay throw to catcher Aramis Garcia who tagged Benintendi as he slid headfirst.

“It was actually shut,” Matheny mentioned. “The cameras are so good, we may see afterward it regarded like his hand was in there earlier than the tag however hovering. He beat it. He simply couldn’t get that (hand) on the plate.”

FOR STARTERS

Irvin allowed two runs — one earned — and 6 hits in six-plus inning. Singer had seven strikeouts in six innings. He allowed three runs, 5 hits and walked one.

SHORT HOPS

Diekman has three blown saves this season. … Whit Merrifield performed in his 369th consecutive sport, the longest lively streak within the majors. … Almost two weeks after a foul ball by Juan Lagares of the Angels broke a pane of glass above the second deck on the Coliseum, the window has but to get replaced.

GLOVE WORK

Chapman made a nifty operating catch to trace down Benintendi’s foul ball within the second inning earlier than stumbling over the bullpen mound close to the stands behind third base.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Royals: Matheny was happy with how nicely LHP Danny Duffy threw Thursday however mentioned how Duffy responds a day after is extra vital. Duffy has been on the injured listing since Could 17 with a left forearm flexor pressure.

Athletics: CF Ramón Laureano (strained proper hip) ran sprints, threw to bases and took batting observe earlier than the sport. Laureano additionally stood within the field throughout LHP J.B. Wendelken’s bullpen session. Wendelken (strained left indirect) will throw to hitters once more Monday earlier than heading out on a rehab project.

UP NEXT

A’s rookie RHP James Kaprielian (2-1, 3.08 ERA) faces the Royals for the primary time Saturday as he continues his comeback from Tommy John surgical procedure in 2017. Kaprielian has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 4 of his 5 begins. RHP Jackson Kowar (0-1, 54.00) begins for Kansas Metropolis after permitting 4 runs and retiring two batters in his main league debut towards the Angels on Monday.

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