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Hochevar hammered
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Athletics 12, Royals 3
Coco Crisp, who homered, is unable to catch Jack Cust's three-run homer. (AP)
Luke Hochevar was hit hard in his 2009 debut. He lasted only two innings and surrendered eight runs on seven hits. Sidney Ponson allowed four runs to the A's, two earned, in his two innings of relief. Coco Crisp hit a solo home run in the fifth inning.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 05/12: OAK 12, KC 3
  • Wed. 05/13: @ OAK, 9:05 PM CT
KC
Kansas City (18-15)
Lost 4
Oakland 12, Kansas City 3   OAK
Oakland (12-18)
Won 1
May 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0   3 10 2
Oakland
1 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 X   12 13 0
Standings thru 5/12/09  |  Recap: KC | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Athletics stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 .261
  Maier, CF 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 .286
DeJesus, LF 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .223
Teahen, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 1 2 .300
  1-Hernandez, L, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Guillen, J, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .275
Butler, B, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .276
Jacobs, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .257
Callaspo, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .327
Buck, C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219
Aviles, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .204
Totals 36 3 10 3 2 5 14  

1-Ran for Teahen in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Maier (2, Giese).
HR: Crisp (3, 5th inning off Cahill, 0 on, 0 out), Jacobs (6, 6th inning off Cahill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen; DeJesus; Aviles; Crisp 6; Jacobs 4; Guillen, J; Maier 3.
RBI: Crisp (12), Jacobs (20), Teahen (14).
2-out RBI: Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jacobs 2; DeJesus.
GIDP: Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (9, 2nd base off Cahill/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Crisp (3, fielding), Ponson (1, missed catch).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 3 4 0 0 0 .238
Suzuki, K, C 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 .325
Giambi, 1B 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 .212
  Crosby, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262
Holliday, LF 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 .237
Cust, DH 5 1 2 3 0 3 5 .290
Sweeney, R, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .254
  a-Davis, R, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .192
Kennedy, A, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .182
Buck, RF 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 .213
Hannahan, 3B 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 .167
Totals 38 12 13 12 6 7 19  

a-Struck out for Sweeney, R in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Giambi (5, Hochevar), Hannahan (3, Hochevar), Cabrera, O (4, Ponson), Suzuki, K (12, Mahay).
HR: Cust (5, 2nd inning off Hochevar, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 2; Suzuki, K 3; Buck; Cust 5; Hannahan 2; Holliday 2; Cabrera, O 4.
RBI: Giambi 2 (15), Hannahan (4), Cabrera, O 4 (10), Holliday 2 (22), Cust 3 (17).
2-out RBI: Holliday 2; Cust 3; Cabrera, O 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust 2; Kennedy, A 2; Suzuki, K; Davis, R.
SF: Giambi.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, K (1, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Cahill-Cabrera, O-Giambi).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hochevar (L, 0-1) 2.0 7 8 8 2 1 1 36.00
Ponson 2.0 4 4 2 2 2 0 6.08
Ramirez, H 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7.11
Farnsworth 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.56
Mahay 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 4.09
Tejeda 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.54
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (W, 2-2) 6.0 7 2 2 2 2 2 3.69
Giese 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 4.19
Cameron, K 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.13
Blevins 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 12.46

Game Scores: Hochevar 9, Cahill 50.
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 48-33, Ponson 49-27, Ramirez, H 20-11, Farnsworth 10-7, Mahay 22-12, Tejeda 11-8, Cahill 99-57, Giese 20-13, Cameron, K 11-7, Blevins 10-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hochevar 3-3, Ponson 3-2, Ramirez, H 1-2, Farnsworth 0-1, Mahay 0-1, Tejeda 1-1, Cahill 5-6, Giese 0-2, Cameron, K 0-1, Blevins 1-1.
Batters faced: Hochevar 16, Ponson 13, Ramirez, H 5, Farnsworth 3, Mahay 5, Tejeda 3, Cahill 26, Giese 5, Cameron, K 3, Blevins 4.
Umpires: HP: Jim Wolf. 1B: Brian O'Nora. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Mike Muchlinski.
Weather: 56 degrees, clear.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 10,156.
Venue: O.co Coliseum.
May 12, 2009
May 12, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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