Royals beat Athletics 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game

3 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, April 17 2015 Apr 17, 2015 Friday, April 17, 2015 9:27:54 PM CDT April 17, 2015 in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off.

In their first meeting since last September's dramatic wild-card game, Paulo Orlando delivered a go-ahead triple in the eighth inning Friday night to help Kansas City to a 6-4 win over Oakland in another back-and-forth affair.

Omar Infante also drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, whose 12-inning victory over the Athletics last year ultimately spurred them all the way to Game 7 of the World Series.

Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis (2-0) each pitched a scoreless inning in relief of the Royals' Jeremy Guthrie, and Greg Holland breezed through the ninth for his fourth save.

Dan Otero (0-1) gave up both runs in the eighth inning for Oakland.

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar was helped off the field without putting weight on his left leg Friday night after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid into him in a play at second base.

Josh Reddick had lined a pitch off pitcher Kelvin Herrera with one out in the seventh inning, and it bounced toward third baseman Mike Moustakas. He shoveled the ball to Escobar at second, and Lawrie slid late, crossing over the bag and crunching into Escobar's leg.

Moustakas immediately signaled for the Royals' training staff, and angry Kansas City players flooded the field. Lawrie was escorted to the dugout by his teammates.

The Royals said Escobar had a sprained knee along with bruising, and would be day to day. He was replaced by Christian Colon in the lineup.

Former Royals player Billy Butler also made his return to Kansas City. Butler was unable to work out a new deal with the Royals, who declined his pricey option for this season, Butler found a willing suitor in Oakland. He signed a $30 million, three-year deal with the A's, not long after he helped Kansas City eliminate them in the American League playoffs.

It all made for an awkward scene at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night. While three of his former teammates were awarded their Gold Gloves, Butler was receiving his AL championship ring in a ceremony before the start of a three-game series.

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