Danny Duffy pitched six sharp innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 in a rain-shortened game on Tuesday night.
Mike Moustakas hit an RBI double in the fourth and Mitch Maier added a solo homer in the seventh for Kansas City, which lost 1-0 at Oakland on Monday night.
The start of the game was delayed 43 minutes by rain, and a steady drizzle continued throughout the night.
A second delay was called after Eric Hosmer struck out in the top of the eighth during a downpour. The bat slipped out of Hosmer's hands and landed just above the steps in the Royals dugout, prompting umpires to call for the tarp. The game was officially called at 11:07 p.m. local time.
Duffy (1-0) allowed one hit, struck out eight and walked four in his first game of the season. Three of the left-hander's five career wins have come in Oakland, and he had little problem keeping that streak going despite the wet conditions.
Crow pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for the save, his first in the ...