Matt Joyce hit a 3-run double to cap a six-run eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied previous the Kansas Metropolis Royals 10-eight on Tuesday night time.
Joyce additionally homered and had 4 RBIs. Khris Davis added his thirty third house run and Matt Olson hit his fourth in 5 days to assist the A’s clinch no less than a tie for the season collection between the previous division rivals.
The Royals hit three house runs within the prime of the eighth, together with Mike Moustakas’ thirty fifth, to take a 4-run lead earlier than Oakland stormed again towards relievers Joakim Soria and Mike Minor (5-5).
Ryon Healy and Olson hit RBI singles off Soria. Matt Chapman and Chad Pinder struck out swinging, and pinch-hitter Rajai Davis was deliberately walked to load the bases earlier than Joyce lined a 1-zero pitch from Minor off the left-area wall.
The loss prevented the Royals from shifting previous the Angels within the race for the second AL wild card.