The A's makeshift lineup had us all worried the team could end up being part of history tonight, with Odalis Perez (of all people) posting five no-hit innings. Even more improbable than a Perez no-no? The following phrase: Jason Kendall, hitting machine. Kendall broke up the no-hit bid in the 6th with a leadoff double, and knocked in two with a single in the 7th, tying the game at 2-2. Meanwhile Blanton is breezing through the Royals lineup after a shaky first. We return you to the action tied 2-2 at the top of the 8th. Go A's!