OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - —Adam Rosales hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson also connected and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Friday night.
Sean Doolittle (3-0) pitched the eighth for the win in relief of Jarrod Parker as the reigning AL West champions earned just their third victory in the last 11 games.
James Shields (2-4) in the late innings, nearly 10 months after he pitched a three-hit shutout here last July 31 for the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander matched his season high with nine strikeouts.
David Lough hit an RBI double hours after his promotion from the minors, and also made a great throw to get Brandon Moss at second as he tried to stretch a leadoff single in the fourth.