A's defeat Royals to win back-to-back games for first time since May

Justice Delos Santos, The Mercury News on

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OAKLAND —The A’s have, at long last, once again won back-to-back ballgames.

With a 5-1 victory over the Royals on a chilly Tuesday night at the Coliseum, Oakland has won two games in a row for the first time since rattling off six straight wins from April 28 to May 4.

Zack Gelof hit his second home run in as many days, clearing the center-field wall in the eighth inning with a 434-foot solo shot, just short of the longest home run of his career (436 feet). This is the second time in Gelof’s career that he’s homered in consecutive games, the last time being on July 28 and July 29, 2023 against the Rockies.

Miguel Andujar made an impact with both his bat and arm. Along with three singles, an RBI and a run scored, one of which drove in a run, Andujar threw out Salvador Perez at second base as he tried to stretch a single into a double.

Brent Rooker continued making his case for a second All-Star appearance, totaling two hits, two RBIs and a walk. Tyler Nevin, in his second game back up from Triple-A Las Vegas, chipped in an RBI single as well.


Luis Medina ended his night one out short of recording his first quality start of the year, allowing one earned run across 5 2/3 innings. The solid outing marked a rebound for Medina, who allowed 10 earned runs in his last two starts.

Following Medina’s departure, Oakland’s relievers held down the one-run lead that they inherited. T.J. McFarland recorded the final out of the sixth inning, then Dany Jiménez, Austin Adams and Mason Miller followed suit by tossing a scoreless inning apiece to secure the win.


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