Oakland 13, Kansas City 6
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(12-12)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 2 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 13 13 3
Kansas City 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 6 8 1
WP: J. Blanton (3-2)
LP: L. Hudson (0-3)
(5-17)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Oakland
- E. Chavez homered to deep center, N. Swisher scored
Bot 1st: Kansas City
- M. Teahen safe at first on pitcher J. Blanton's fielding error, K. Robinson scored, M. Sweeney to third, E. Brown to second
Top 2nd: Oakland
- N. Swisher homered to deep right, M. Ellis and M. Kotsay scored
Bot 3rd: Kansas City
- E. Brown doubled to deep right center, D. Mientkiewicz scored, E. Brown to third advancing on throw
Bot 5th: Kansas City
- M. Teahen homered to deep center, E. Brown and D. Mientkiewicz scored
Top 6th: Oakland
- J. Kendall hit by pitch, B. Crosby scored, J. Payton to third, D. Johnson to second
- M. Kotsay doubled to deep right, J. Payton and D. Johnson scored, J. Kendall to third
- N. Swisher safe at first on center fielder E. German's fielding error, J. Kendall scored, M. Kotsay scored, N. Swisher to third
- E. Chavez singled to center, N. Swisher scored
Top 7th: Oakland
- M. Kotsay singled to first, J. Payton scored, J. Kendall to second
Bot 8th: Kansas City
- T. Graffanino grounded out to second, R. Sanders scored, K. Robinson to third
Top 9th: Oakland
- D. Johnson homered to deep center
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
M. Kotsay cf 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 .261
N. Swisher lf 4 3 1 4 1 1 4 .312
E. Chavez 3b 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .301
F. Thomas dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190
    A. Perez ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
B. Crosby ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .215
J. Payton rf 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 .215
D. Johnson 1b 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 .175
J. Kendall c 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .230
M. Ellis 2b 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 .192
    M. Scutaro ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242
 Totals 38 13 13 12 5 5 18  
 Batting
2B - M Kotsay (4, A Sisco).
HR - E Chavez (9, 1st inning off S Elarton 1 on, 1 Out), N Swisher (10, 2nd inning off S Elarton 2 on, 2 Out), D Johnson (2, 9th inning off A Burgos 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - N Swisher.
RBI - E Chavez 3 (20), N Swisher 4 (24), J Kendall (7), M Kotsay 3 (9), D Johnson (4).
2-out RBI - N Swisher 3, M Kotsay.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Swisher 3.
GIDP - D Johnson, B Crosby.
Team LOB - 7.
 Fielding
E - J Blanton (2, ground ball); E Chavez (2, throw); N Swisher (1, bobble).
 Kansas City
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
K. Robinson rf-cf 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 .600
T. Graffanino 2b 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 .182
M. Sweeney dh 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 .185
D. Mientkiewicz 1b 3 2 0 0 2 0 2 .250
E. Brown lf 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .227
M. Teahen 3b 5 1 1 3 0 0 5 .219
A. Berroa ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 5 .266
P. Bako c 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .095
E. German cf 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500
    R. Sanders rf 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .233
 Totals 35 6 8 5 7 5 16  
 Batting
2B - K Robinson (1, J Blanton); E Brown (5, J Blanton).
HR - M Teahen (2, 5th inning off J Blanton 2 on, 1 Out).
RBI - E Brown (11), M Teahen 3 (8), T Graffanino (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Sweeney 1, T Graffanino 1, A Berroa 3.
Team LOB - 9.
 Base Running
CS - E German (1, 2nd base by J Blanton/J Kendall).
 
 Fielding
E - E German (3, fly ball).
DP - 2 (D Mientkiewicz-A Berroa-J Peralta, A Berroa-T Graffanino-D Mientkiewicz).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Blanton (W, 3-2) 5.0 6 5 4 5 4 1 6.14
J. Kennedy 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
C. Gaudin 2.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3.38
K. Saarloos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.14
 Kansas City
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
S. Elarton 2.1 4 5 5 3 1 2 4.28
J. Peralta 2.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.50
L. Hudson (L, 0-3) 0.0 2 4 4 1 0 0 8.74
A. Sisco 2.0 5 3 2 0 1 0 9.00
E. Dessens 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.63
A. Burgos 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.61
WP - S Elarton, A Burgos.
HBP - F Thomas (by S Elarton); J Kendall (by L Hudson); M Kotsay (by A Burgos).
Pitches-strikes - J Blanton 118-66; J Kennedy 16-8; C Gaudin 32-17; K Saarloos 9-6; S Elarton 76-41; J Peralta 22-14; L Hudson 18-11; A Sisco 41-22; E Dessens 12-9; A Burgos 22-14.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Blanton 3-7; J Kennedy 1-1; C Gaudin 3-3; K Saarloos 1-2; S Elarton 2-4; J Peralta 4-3; L Hudson 0-0; A Sisco 0-6; E Dessens 2-0; A Burgos 1-1.
Batters faced - J Blanton 26; J Kennedy 4; C Gaudin 9; K Saarloos 3; S Elarton 15; J Peralta 7; L Hudson 4; A Sisco 12; E Dessens 3; A Burgos 6.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mike Reilly. 1B--Jeff Kellogg. 2B--Jerry Meals. 3B--Andy Fletcher.
Time: 3:12.
Attendance: 15,224.
Weather: 61 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, swirling.
Game Notes
KANSAS CITY OUTFIELDER ESTEBAN GERMAN LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SIXTH INNING AFTER GETTING HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A BATTED BALL.

Updated on Monday, May 1, 2006 3:33 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
E. Chavez E. Chavez
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 Kansas City
M. Teahen M. Teahen
1-5, 1 HR
3 RBI