Royals Beat Greinke, Dodgers 5-3
Associated Press - June 23, 2014 10:10 pm
Alex Gordon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth after Oakland tied it in the bottom of the eighth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics 7-6 on Wednesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Zack Greinke and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Monday night to end a four game losing streak.
Guthrie (5-6) allowed two runs and seven hits while winning his third straight start. He was buoyed by an offense that had only scored eight runs total during its recent slide.
Dyson, the Royals’ number nine hitter, went 3 for 3 and stole two bases. Salvador Perez hit a solo home run, and Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar – two of the players acquired by the Royals in the trade that sent Greinke to Milwaukee in December 2010 – drove in a run apiece.
Greg Holland served up a homer to Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth before earning his 22nd save.