Defeated Royals on Elvis Andrus hit
A failing part of the A’s roster propelled them to a 4-3 Friday night win over the Royals.
Matt Chapman, hitting .201 on Friday, doubled over Scott Barlow in the ninth inning of a tied game. Seth Brown, who averaged .188 in the game, was intentionally stepped on. Elvis Andrus, coming off a frosty first month, fielded a 2-2 fastball from Barlow to right field. Andrus threw off his helmet as the A’s assaulted him to celebrate their sixth win on foot this season.