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Royals Score 5 In the 9th, Lose 9-6 To A

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Adam Rosales, Jack Cust and Kevin Kouzmanoff each homered, as the Oakland Athletics held off the Kansas City Royals, 9-6, to complete a three-game series sweep at Kauffman Stadium.

Cliff Pennington and Rajai Davis each knocked in a run for the Athletics, who have won five in a row for the first time this season.

Vin Mazzaro (5-2) pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings, allowing one run on seven hits. The right-hander also fanned five batters and walked one.

Scott Podsednik and Chris Getz each drove in two runs for the Royals, who have dropped six straight games.

Brian Bannister (7-8) went 6 1/3 frames in the start, giving up five runs on six hits. He also walked a season-high six batters and struck out two in the loss. Bannister fell to 1-5 lifetime against the A's.