Mike Trout and the Angels bring a four game win streak to the K as the Royals begin a six game homestand. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Angels at Royals– Series Preview

After a 3-6 road trip through Anaheim, Oakland and Houston the Royals return home for a six game homestand which begins against the Angels. These two teams met just last week and was the only series Kansas City won on the three city trip.

Series Preview –

Just like a week ago KC came into its series against Los Angeles on a slide which they’ll do again when the teams open their four game set. The Angels have won four in a row as they start a six game road trip tonight.

Probable Pitching Matchups –

Thursday, May 23 (7:10 pm): Joe Blanton (0-7, 6.62) v. Ervin Santana (3-3, 2.77)
– Santana faces his former team for the first time since KC acquired him over the fall
– In his last start he pitched well enough to win in Oakland but was on the wrong side of a 2-1 game
Friday, May 24 (7:10 pm): Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.55) v. Luis Mendoza (1-2, 5.50)
– The Dozer pitched well enough in his last start going six innings allowing three runs but only two earned
– Over his last three starts he’s gone at six innings after a string of starts that he hadn’t gone longer than five innings
Saturday, May 25 (1:10 pm): TBA v. Jeremy Guthrie (5-2, 3.49)
– Guthrie enters this start having lost two straight decisions after his club record unbeaten streak
– Last week in Anaheim, Guthrie went seven innings allowing five runs on 11 hits in KC’s 6-2 defeat
Sunday, May 26 (1:10 pm): Jerome Williams (3-1, 2.53) v. Wade Davis (3-3, 5.91)
– Davis started on Tuesday in Houston but didn’t factor in the decision only going five innings and allowing three runs before the Royals staged the comeback
– Wade is 2-0 against the Angels in games played with three starts his ERA is 3.92 versus the Halos

2013 Results –

As mentioned these teams have met once already this season with KC taking two-of-three games just last week. This four games series will be the last time these two teams see one another in the regular season.

TV/Radio –

All four games are on Fox Sports Kansas City with Steve Physioc and Rex Hudler with Joel Goldberg handling in-game reports plus the pre/postgame show. On 610 Sports Radio with be Royals Hall of Famer Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre and Steve Stewart.

2013 Schedule v. Angels – KC 2-1

May 13-15, Angels Stadium: Kansas City wins series 2-1
May 23-26, Kauffman Stadium

Game Notes –

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