Athletics pound Royals again, sweep four-game series

Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, left, celebrates with teammate Khris Davis after hitting a three-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Oakland Athletics' Ryon Healy, left, celebrates with teammate Khris Davis after hitting a three-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the third inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Stephen Vogt drove in five runs, Ryon Healy hit a mammoth three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics routed the Kansas City Royals 14-5 on Thursday night.

The A’s continued to wreak havoc on the Royals’ diminishing playoff chances, sweeping a four-game road series at Kansas City for the first time in their history. The A’s outscored the Royals 43-12, the largest Oakland run differential in a four-game series in franchise history.

Vogt had a two-run double in a five-run third, walked with the bases loaded in the fourth and hit a two-run homer in the sixth. The five RBIs matched a career high.

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