Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/14

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23: Vin Mazzaro #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the San Francisco Giants during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Vin Mazzaro threw six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals shut out the Oakland Athletics 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. Mazzaro (2-0) pitched in 41 games, including 35 starts, for the A's in 2009-10 before being traded to the Royals for outfielder David DeJesus. He limited the A's to four hits, all singles, while walking three and striking out three. The A's were shut out for the third time in four games. Jonathan Broxton, who logged his 13th save, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland completed the shutout. Left-hander Tommy Milone (6-5), who threw eight shutout innings against the Royals in his A's debut on April 9, allowed two runs on eight hits to take the loss. He struck out six, matching his career high. Eric Hosmer homered to straight-away center to lead off the Royals' second inning for the first run. It was Hosmer's seventh home run, but his first against a left-handed pitcher this season. Adam Rosales walked to leadoff the A...
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