It took 12 innings, but the Oakland A's notched a win on Wednesday, defeating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 in extra frames.
Though he didn't give up a hit in the 12th, Jonathan Broxton blew the save for Kansas City, who took a 4-3 lead in the top half of the 12th on a Billy Butler double. Broxton struck out Daric Barton to start the inning, but Seth Smith would reach base on an error by shortstop Alcides Esocbar. Broxton then walked Jermile Weeks and Eric Sogard, loading the passes with just one out.
Coco Crisp tied the game with an RBI groundout, putting runners on second and third with two outs for Yoenis Cespedes. Broxton hit Cespedes with a pitch, loading the bases for Jonny Gomes. Broxton then promptly hit Gomes for the ever-rare walk off HBP.
Broxton's final line wasn't pretty: .2 innnings, two runs, two walks, a strike out and two hit batsmen.
Alex Gordon and Billy Butler both homered for Kansas City.
Andrew Carrigan picked up the win for the A's, throwing just seven pitches and recording one out while giving up a hit.
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