Reddick's sacrifice fly lifts Athletics over Royals 3-2

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, April 17 2016 Apr 17, 2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016 6:35:42 PM CDT April 17, 2016 in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Josh Reddick's sacrifice fly off Joakim Soria broke an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Oakland Athletics over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.

Soria (1-1) relieved to start the eighth, Billy Burns tripled into the right-field corner and Reddick flied to center with one out. Reddick came across the plate standing up, easily beating Lorenzo Cain's throw.

John Axford (2-0) induced three consecutive groundouts in the eighth, and Ryan Madson pitched a one-hit ninth for his fourth save in as many chances, retiring Raymond Fuentes on a game-ending lineout to first with a runner on second.

Soria lost for the first time since July 11.


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