KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Felipe Paulino kept the scuffling
Athletics at bay for six innings Friday night, and the Kansas City
Royals' bullpen handled the rest in a 2-0 victory that gave Oakland
its season-worst ninth straight loss.
Yuniesky Betancourt came off the disabled list to provide an RBI
double in the first, and Mike Moustakas added an RBI blooper to
left later in the inning, helping Kansas City win for only the
sixth time in 23 games at Kauffman Stadium this season.
Paulino (3-1) has emerged as the ace of the Royals' haphazard
starting rotation, holding the opposition off the scoreboard
through six innings for the fourth time in six starts.
He allowed three hits against Oakland while striking out five
and walking three.
Both of the Royals' runs were charged to Bartolo Colon (4-6).