The Oakland Athletics defeated the Kansas City Royals for the second time in as many days, won 5-4, and are looking at a favorable sweep if they can beat KC for a third time on Wednesday.
The A's gave the Royals no chance, jumping on them right from the start of the affair and leading 2-0 just one inning into Tuesday's game.
The Royals came back roaring, mind you, scoring a couple of runs of themselves in retaliation in the second frame, only for the A's to retake the lead in that same inning with a blast by Shea Langeliers, his 13th of the season.
The A's, for some reason, keep playing platoon instead of their most promising players--aka Lawrence Butler. The A's, mind you, entered Tuesday 35-90 and are now 36-90, out of contention for the AL West, and fighting for the right of picking first-overall in the MLB Draft.
After taking that 3-2 lead, Oakland never trailed again and pleased the subpar 4,021 crowd watching live on location inside the Cavernous Coli.
Aledmys Diaz doubled in the bottom of the third scoring Carlos Perez and Brent Rooker to put the A's up 5-2, and Salvy Perez would be the man singling to center to bring the Royals as close as one run behind Oakland in the scoreboard.
Things would remain status quo from the top of the fifth on, with the few fans still sitting in the bleachers making the effort to endure just another snoozefest in the history of our beloved Oakland A's.
On a more interesting and rather odd note, Zack Greinke returned from his injury and rehab period and played relief ball for the first time since the 2021 season and just the 43rd time since he started his MLB career.
Oddly enough, the last time he came off the bullpen in the middle of again he did so as a member of the Houston Astros... and hosting the Oakland A's.
See you on Wednesday. Sweep in the horizon, and it's not a losing one. You read that right.