KANSAS CITY -– Brett Lawrie became the target of wrath for Royals fans for his hard slide that took out Alcides Escobar on Friday night and forced Kansas City’s shortstop from the game.
KANSAS CITY – For all of their attention paid during the spring to stop the running game, the A’s haven’t had many stolen bases attempted against them so far.
HOUSTON – Jed Lowrie holds no grudge toward the A’s for not trying to re-sign him, and he’s not the kind to rub it in after a game like Wednesday’s.
HOUSTON – Given how much the A’s platoon and bounce players from position to position, their lineup always is in a state of flux.
OAKLAND –- The A’s are remarkably consistent in their inconsistency.