MLB: Kansas City 3, Oakland 2

Aug. 15, 2012 at 11:23 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Back-to-back RBI doubles in the seventh by Lorenzo Cain and Chris Getz pushed Kansas City in front Wednesday and the Royals held on to down Oakland 3-2.

The Royals handed the Athletics their third straight loss.

Josh Donaldson gave Oakland a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a solo homer and that was still the score when Kansas City batted in the seventh. After retiring the first two men in the inning, McCarthy (6-4) surrendered doubles to Eric Hosmer, Cain and Getz.

The go-ahead double from Getz came at the end of an 11-pitch at-bat.

McCarthy had not lost a game since April 21.

Will Smith (4-4) got the win, allowing two runs on five hits in seven innings.

Aaron Crow worked a perfect eighth inning to protect the one-run lead and Greg Holland survived a leadoff single in the ninth to pick up his fourth save.

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