KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics spent the night trading big blows, and they werent limited to the balls they kept sending out of spacious Kauffman Stadium.
Three guys were hit by pitches, too one of them smack in the helmet.
Yet it was Hunter Dozier who delivered the timeliest hits on Wednesday night, belting a two-run homer in the third inning before driving in the go-ahead run with a base hit in the seventh. When Tim Hill notched a pair of perfect innings in relief, and Ian Kennedy survived a harrowing ninth, the Royals had escaped with a 6-4 victory against a club that has owned the AL Central all season.