Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Daniel Mengden. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

A’s club Royals to complete sweep

The Oakland Athletics haven’t been great this year, but against the Kansas City Royals, they’ve been unstoppable.

The A’s completed their four-game sweep of the defending World Series champs on Thursday by blowing out the Royals, 14-5 in Kansas City.

Rookie third baseman continued his tear at the plate by going 3-for-5 at the plate with a 480-foot home run and a double.

Pitcher Daniel Mengden had his first quality start since dominating the Giants in the Battle of the Bay Bridge in June. The righty with a hitchy windup threw seven scoreless frames, allowing just three hits, walking none and striking out six.

After a clean first inning, Oakland punished Royals starter Edinson Volquez, who allowed nine runs over 3.1 innings.

Stephen Vogt hit a home run off of reliever Chris Young in the top of the sixth. The veteran catcher finished the contest with five RBI.

Shortstop Marcus Semien continued his solid season at the plate by going 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and a homer. He contributed four RBI.

Dillon Overton returned to the big league squad and struggled, allowing all five runs the Royals would score in the bottom of the ninth.

The A’s stay on the road this weekend for a series against the Texas Rangers. Kendall Graveman will face off with Cole Hamels in the opener today.Daniel MengdenEdinson VolquezKansas City RoyalsMLBOakland Athleticsryon healyStephen Vogt

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