Athletics 5W: J. Kennedy (2-0)
L: Affeldt (0-1)
S: Street (13)Royals 4
Rookie Dan Johnson homered for the third consecutive game and visiting Oakland rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Kansas City.
The Royals have lost eight straight, while the Athletics have won eight of nine.
Kansas City took a 4-3 lead into the eighth, but relievers Jeremy Affeldt and Ambiorix Burgos yielded two runs, three walks, a single and a wild pitch. Bobby Kielty's single off Burgos scored Bobby Crosby with the first run. A wild pitch by Burgos allowed Eric Chavez, who had walked, to score the go-ahead run.
OaklandABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3258447 -- Kendall c401101.273Swisher rf301011.257Crosby ss422000.291EChavez 3b310011.271DJohnson 1b312210.324Kielty lf401100.273Payton cf311011.272Melhuse dh400002.186Scutaro 2b400001.249Kansas CityABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3448415 -- DeJesus cf400001.287Long lf411002.278MiSweeney dh402001.313Stairs 1b301110.264Brown rf400001.283Teahen 3b412000.251Berroa ss411100.258Buck c411200.228Murphy 2b300000.206Oakland
000012020 -- 580Kansas City
000040000 -- 480 LOB: Oakland 5, Kansas City 4. 2B: Kendall (18), Crosby (18), MiSweeney (27), Teahen (19). HR: DJohnson (9), off Greinke; Buck (7), off Saarloos. RBI: Kendall (35), DJohnson 2 (30), Kielty (46), Stairs (44), Berroa (30), Buck 2 (31). CS: DJohnson (1). GIDP: Crosby, Kielty, Berroa.
DP: Oakland 1 (EChavez, Scutaro and DJohnson); Kansas City 3 (Murphy, Berroa and Stairs), (Berroa and Stairs), (Buck and Teahen).
OaklandIP HRERBBSONPERASaarloos4C74411714.21JKennedy, W2B10002342.08Witasick1 00002182.08Street, S1 00000151.31Kansas CityIP HRERBBSONPERAGreinke7 733151016.02Affeldt, LB02230183.47Burgos1C10002214.37 Inherited runners-scored: JKennedy 2-1, Burgos 3-2.
HBP: by Greinke (Kendall). WP: Burgos.
T: 2:35. A: 23,979 (40,785).