first_imgKANSAS CITY — Babies, beanballs and lengthy IL stints had the A’s in a bit of a roster jumble.The A’s beat the Royals on Thursday, 9-8. It secured a nice little 3-1 series win to bounce off of into a gut-check three-game series in Yankee Stadium. The Royals are in last place in the AL Central, they aren’t contenders. They aren’t that good, though they put up a good fight after Monday’s rout.But the A’s are without Ramon Laureano, Stephen Piscotty. Wednesday they lost Khris Davis to paternity …last_img