Royals playing spoiler to A’s


September 17, 2019 - 10:32 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was plenty of blame to go around after Oakland’s stunning loss to Kansas City, one that prevented the Athletics from adding on to their lead in the AL wild-card race.

A costly error in the ninth inning by center fielder Ramon Laureano. Manager Bob Melvin’s decision to lift hot-hitting first baseman Matt Olson for a pinch-runner an inning earlier.

Liam Hendriks pointed the finger at himself.

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