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Andrus hits walk-off single in 9th, A's edge Royals 4-3

Elvis Andrus hit a winning single in the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.
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Oakland Athletics' Elvis Andrus, top right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a single to score Matt Chapman during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Elvis Andrus hit a winning single in the ninth inning after making pair of fielding gaffes and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3.

With the score 3-3, Matt Chapman doubled over leaping third baseman Hanser Alberto with one out and Seth Brown was intentionally walked by Scott Barlow. 

Andrus, whose .213 average coming in was 140th among 143 qualified batters, followed with a sharp liner to right, and Chapman scored with a headfirst slide ahead of Jarrod Dyson’s throw. 

Andrus made an error in the eighth and was slow on a throw, extending the inning.