Kansas City, Mo. — Gio Gonzalez outdueled Zack Greinke and the Oakland Athletics caught a big break in the first inning en route to a 5-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night,
disappointing a rare Kauffman Stadium sellout crowd.
Kevin Kouzmanoff had a two-run single for the Athletics while Gonzalez (8-6) allowed seven hits and one walk in seven innings. Relievers Craig Breslow and Michael Wuertz each pitched a shutout inning.
Leading off the game, Oakland's Coco Crisp was awarded a double after first base umpire Larry Vanover first ruled a foul ball on Crisp's liner down the right field line. On replays, it did appear
to come down an inch or so fair. A's manager Bob Geren came out to argue, the umpires huddled, and the call was reversed.