Sonny Gray made one mistake in seven strong innings. A fifth-inning home run by Raul Ibanez was enough as the Royals beat the A's 1-0 on Friday.
By acquiring Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from Boston, Billy Beane infused a championship pedigree to an already stacked first-place ballclub.
With an influx of aces, the A's management had to make a call on one of their under-performing pitchers. They arrived at a decision Friday.


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Fri, Aug 1
Top 8th123 456 789 RHE
Kansas CityKC0000100  140
OaklandOak0000000  040
Pitcher:Eric O\'Flaherty 0.2 IP, 0 ER, 0 K
At Bat:Nori Aoki 1-3
On Deck:Omar Infante 0-3
Balls: Strikes: Outs:
  KC HR: R. Ibanez (5)
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Team Stats

Oakland Athletics Stats
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Coco Crisp802815177171732.274
Brandon Moss10137051961722372.259
Josh Donaldson104409721011722376.247
Jed Lowrie1013775291271540.241

Joe Savery00-3004.000.00
Fernando Rodriguez101.0006008.041.13
Evan Scribner101.0006005.131.69
Fernando Abad24.333500043.1391.87
Luke Gregerson21.667500351.1441.93
Eric O\'Flaherty101.0008009.072.00
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7/28C. GentryBroken right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/12A. Callaspooff 15-day DL
7/2J. DonaldsonBack stiffness (day-to-day)
6/29J. Reddickoff 15-day DL
6/23K. BlanksStrained left calf (on 15-day DL)
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