Matt Olsen had four hits, including his 16th home run, and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Royals 11–2 to beat Kansas City rookie Jackson Coover.
Oakland, Calif. – Matt Olsen had four hits, including his 16th home run, as the Oakland Athletics beat the Royals 11-2 on Saturday to beat Kansas City rookie Jackson Coover.
Matt Chapman also joined and scored three runs. Sky Bolt added his first career home run against teams from AL Central as the AK improved to 11–2.
James Caprillion (3-1) overcame control issues and bowled two-hits in six innings.
The highly procrastinated Kovar (0-2) was tagged for five hits and four runs on three walks in just 1 1/3 innings.
Kovar made his major league debut last Monday and had only two dismissals against the Angels, allowing three hits, two walks and four runs on three wild pitches.
Calvin Gutierrez made home for Kansas City, which has lost seven out of eight.
Olsson singled out in the first and sixth innings, doubled in a run in the second, and dismissed Wade Davis as the eighth of Oakland’s five runs.
Chapman lined up a two-run double from a left-field wall against Kovar in the second, then hit an opposite-field home run off Carlos Hernandez in the sixth. This is Chapman’s first home run since May 5.
Bolt hit his home run and advanced to eighth.
Received in 2017 as part of a trade from the Yankees that sent pitcher Sonny Gray to New York, Kaprilian scored a career-high four but scored seven strikeouts and faced the final eight after back-to-back walks in the fourth. did.
Kaprilian pulled out of a base-loaded jam twice, taking Andrew Benintendi out to finish in second and Niki Lopez in third.
Jesus Luzardo retired five batsmen and allowed Gutierrez for a home run. Sergio Romo made the final in eighth and Cam Bedrosian completed the five-hitter in ninth.
Royals: LHP Danny Duffy was feeling well with his latest throwing session, although manager Mike Matheny declined to set a timetable for Duffy’s return. “I don’t think we will talk about anything unless we give him live action or multiple innings of live action,” Matheny said. “He felt really good yesterday and was excited about being able to throw all his pitches.” … Matheny said there is “real hope” that INF Adalberto Mondesi (left hamstring strain) will come out of IL when the Royals return to Kansas City to start a six-game homestand on Monday.
Athletics: Lead-off batsman Mark Canha was given a day off. … RHP Mike Fiers has taken a break from his throwing program after experiencing some discomfort in his most recent workout while recovering from a right elbow sprain. Manager Bob Melvin wouldn’t call it a blow because the Fires haven’t thrown a mound yet.
AK’s RHP Chris Bassett (6-2, 3.44 ERA) takes a career-high six-game winning streak in Sunday’s series finale. This would be Bassit’s second start against Kansas City. LHP Chris Bubic (1-1, 3.32) goes for the Royals. Bubic has made 22 strikeouts in 25 1/3 innings as a starter.
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