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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nike Air Max 2 Uptempo 94 . - The Oakland Athletics had the go-ahead run in the seventh inning thrown out at third base. Three walks in the eighth provided the Kansas City Royals with the eventual winner. As far as Bob Melvin was concerned, that was only part of the misery. The As twice squandered leads thanks to their three errors, and a balky bullpen and some poor base running contributed to a disheartening 4-3 defeat on Saturday. "That was a very poor game," the mild-mannered Oakland manager said afterward. "The way we started and the way we ended. A very bad game for us." Was there anything particularly bad? "I wish it was one thing," Melvin responded. "It was a very poor game." The Royals had rallied to tie the game on a sacrifice fly by Eric Hosmer in the seventh, and then loaded the bases on an error and a pair of walks by reliever Ryan Cook. Jarrod Dyson, hardly known for his power, showed bunt on his first pitch from Cook (1-2) before hitting a grounder deep behind second base. Shortstop Adam Rosales fielded it cleanly but didnt even bother with a throw as pinch runner Alcides Escobar scored the go-ahead run. It was Rosales whose error allowed the inning to continue. "Its going to stick with me for a little while," he said. Aaron Crow (6-3) worked the eighth and Greg Holland handled the ninth for his 20th save, wrapping up Kansas Citys first win in five tries against Oakland this season. "Theyve been grinder games. Their pitching staff is very, very good. Their starting rotation is very good," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We just scrapped it. We scrapped it out." Mike Moustakas homered and Billy Butler drove in a run for the Royals, while Alex Gordon walked three times and reached on an error in his return to the lineup. Hed missed the last two games after a scary collision with the outfield wall Wednesday night against Cleveland. "Once I got the Adrenaline going and did some work, it felt pretty good," Gordon said. Josh Donaldson homered and drove in two runs to lead the As, who struck right away when Josh Reddick sent a single to centre for a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Royals tried to get the run back in the bottom half when Miguel Tejada singled and reached second on a groundout. Moments later, Elliot Johnson hit a grounder toward third with two outs and appeared to be safe when the throw pulled first baseman Brandon Moss off the bag. Umpire Marty Foster ruled him out, though, and never wavered from his decision despite some rather animated objections from Yost and first base coach Rusty Kuntz. A bright sun and flat sky started to cause problems after that. The As had two aboard with one out in the third when Donaldson hit a high popup down the right-field line. Johnson chased it from second and outfielder David Lough sprinted in from right while Hosmer tried to camp under it from first base — all to no avail. The ball fell in fair territory, allowing John Jaso to score for a 2-0 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, Dyson led off with a weak pop foul behind the plate, but Jaso couldnt locate the ball in the sun after discarding his mask. The As catcher comically had to cover his head with his glove while the ball plopped onto the field next to him. Dyson followed with a single to right, and after a stolen base and errant pickoff throw, he scampered home from third on Butlers groundout to get the Royals within 2-1. Moustakas added his two-out homer in the fourth to tie the game, and Donaldsons solo shot leading off the sixth restored Oaklands one-run cushion. The Royals knotted the game again when they loaded the bases with one out in the seventh and Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly to centre. Jarrod Parker wound up going 6 1-3 innings for the As after leaving his last start with tightness in his right hamstring, but it was the bullpen that let his team down. "I think we played good baseball," Rosales said. "We just couldnt finish it, thats all." Notes: As DH Yoenis Cespedes was back in the No. 3 spot in the lineup after getting dropped to No. 6 on Friday. ... Escobar was given the day off from the starting lineup because hes been "grinding," Yost said. The SS is also expected to get the day off Sunday. ... RHP A.J. Griffin will start the series finale for Oakland against Royals RHP Luis Mendoza. Air Max 270 Italia . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sp Max 90 . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. http:///...-nere-hot-punch.html . -- Ryan Getzlaf grabbed the three pucks wrapped in tape and held them up to his chest in the Anaheim Ducks dressing room for a celebration nine seasons in the making. BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- Former Penn State?assistant football coach Mike McQueary, on the first day of his whistleblower civil trial against the university, said through his attorney Monday that he was forced to cash out his 401(k) after being unable to find a job due to being ostracized and marginalized by Penn State.He is seeking more than $4 million in compensation for defamation, misrepresentation and lost wages as a result of the university wrongly refusing to renew his contract. Since his severance ran out in 2013, McQuearys attorney said, he has earned less than $10,000.McQueary was placed on administrative leave in November 2011, shortly after it became public that he spotted retired football assistant Jerry Sandusky molesting a 10- to 12-year-old boy a decade prior and reported it to his superiors. He did not inform police.You dont put someone on administrative leave unless theyve done something wrong, McQuearys attorney, Elliot Strokoff, said during opening arguments. And this is the cloud that hangs over his head today.The university countered the first of McQuearys allegations Monday by saying he was put on leave for his own safety. Former associate athletic director for football, Fran Ganter, testified that he advised McQueary to get out of town for the safety of his family.The defense produced a number of lewd emails made at the time against McQueary, one of which threatened his life. Enjoy hell, one read. If you have children, we pray theyre are violently raped, said another. I want to kill you, you f---ing piece of s---, another read.But the first witness of the trial, former state prosecutor Jonelle Harter Eshbach, testified she did not take those threats seriously.I really was not in fear for his safety, Harter Eshbach said, adding the university never contacted her office. His emotional safety? Maybe. Not his physical safety.Both Penn State and McQueary were widely believed to be headed to a settlement prior to trial Monday, as no civil case involving a party with direct ties to Sandusky had gone to trial. The university has paid $92.3 million to 32 men who said they were sexually abused by Sandusky.An anonymous email in November 2010 first led investigators to approach McQueary. In 2001, he later testified, he saw Sandusky engaging in a sexual act with a young boy. He said nothing to Sandusky or the boy, instead calling his father who told him to come home. A day later, he contacted head coach Joe Paterno before reaching out to his superiors.Penn State attorney Nancy Conrad said any stain on McQuearys reputation is a result of him not doing more at that time.McQueaary has been under fire for not stopping the alleged rape and going to Joe Paterno instead of the police. Air Max 270 Bianche. Right there, it couldve stopped, Conrad told the jury, which consisted of nine women and three men. But he walked away. McQueary failed to act like a responsible human being.McQueary remained silent during the first day of the trial, which is expected to last about two weeks. Even during the afternoon break, McQueary stood against the jurors bench and fiddled with his cell phone while his attorney scribbled notes and handled papers.He and his lawyers contend that several Penn State administrators, such as former athletic director Tim Curley, wrongly led him to believe they considered his 2001 allegations a serious matter. Because they didnt, the lawsuit claims, McQueary has been labeled and branded as being part of a cover-up.McQueary has also taken exception to a 2011 news release issued by then-university president Graham Spanier, which expressed unconditional support toward Curley and senior vice president Gary Schultz, despite both being criminally charged for not reporting the abuse claim. McQuearys attorneys believe Spaniers comments suggested McQueary was lying to the grand jury.Still, McQueary played an important role in the conviction of Sandusky. His testimony kicked into high gear the investigation, according to Harter Eshbach. Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 on 45 of 48 counts, including four that involved the incident McQueary witnessed.Sandusky is currently serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in Greene State Prison, where he has been largely segregated from the prisons general population out of concerns for his safety.McQueary was a Penn State graduate assistant in the early 2000s, before serving as the wide receivers coach from 2004 to 2011. He did not interview for his coaching position following the 2011 season, and first-year coach Bill OBrien opted to hire former Buffalo Bills receivers coach Stan Hixon as his replacement.OBrien initially wanted to clean house and hire all new coaches, Ganter testified, but players requested that defensive assistants Larry Johnson Sr. and Ron Vanderlinden remain on staff. Players made no such overtures regarding McQueary.Its not the action of the university, Conrad said, explaining why McQueary hasnt yet found a job. McQueary failed to develop a network.The trial resumes Tuesday morning at the Centre County Courthouse Annex Building.The Associated Press contributed to this report. NFL Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys Jerseys NFL China Wholesale NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China ' ' '