Oakland Takes Opener Against Kansas City
Oakland was relentless, however, as Chris Snelling scored on a fielding error in the fourth, and Bobby Crosby and Jason Kendall each added an RBI in the fifth to chase Royals starter Jorge De La Rosa. The Kansas City hurler lasted just four and one-third innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits and walked two.
Athletics' starter Chad Gaudin kept the Royals at bay, pitching eight strong innings, allowing the lone run on just five hits and striking out eight. Jay Witasick pitched a scoreless ninth for Oakland.
The Royals look to regain some offensive power with starter Gil Meche on the bump for Wednesday's game versus Oakland. The A's will counter with former Cardinal pitcher Dan Haren.