The A's end the Royals two game winning streak
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 04:12:52 GMT —
Tommy Milone carried a shutout into the ninth inning and Grant Balfour held on for the save, securing the Oakland Athletics' 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night.
Milone (8-7) was in complete control before Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer drove in runs with one out in the ninth.
Balfour came on and gave up a run-scoring single to Billy Butler, but he managed to retire Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas to end the game.
It was the 22nd save of the season and the 40th straight for Balfour, which matched the Oakland record for consecutive saves set by Dennis Eckersley from Sept. 15, 1991-Aug. 7, 1992.