The Kansas City Royals are an unstoppable force now rivaled only by the hated Tigers. They were able to continue the hot streak today against the Angels.
The Angels were able to score first on a home run by Albert Pujols but the Royals weren’t down for long as back to back to back singles by Kendrys Morales, Alex Rios, and Salvador Perez scored the Royals first run of the game. A fielding error by David Freese allowed Omar Infante to reach and scored Rios. Alcides Escobar followed this up with a bases-clearing double that was inches away from being a home run to put the Royals up 4-1.
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The Royals struck again in the top of the 5th when Mike Moustakas got hit by a pitch (or walked, who can tell?), Kendrys Morales singled and Alex Rios doubled both of them home to push the score to 6-1 in favor of the Royals.
A seventh run was added in the top of the 6th inning when Paulo Orlando tripled over Mike Trout’s head and Alcides Escobar hit a sacrifice fly to center to bring Orlando home. A Mike Moustakas single finally chased C.J. Wilson.
After the home run in the 1st, Yordano didn’t give up another hit until Trout singled in the 6th and was doubled home by Pujols to make the score 6-2. As he popped up from his slide to home plate, Trout had some words with for Ventura who was backing up the play and the benches cleared although nothing happened.
Salvador responded in the 7th with a solo home run and Paulo Orlando then hit his second triple of the game before Infante doubled him home to make the score 9-2. That ended up being the final.
Mike Trout could not be reached for comment.
C.J. Wilson lasted 5.2 innings giving up 6 earned runs on 9 hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk. Salas gave up 2 more runs in his 1.1 innings of work but Pestano and Smith each threw a scoreless inning and Smith struck out the side.
Yordano’s day ended with another cramp, this of the calf variety, but he finished after 5.2 innings with 7 strikeout, 2 walks and 2 earned runs on 4 hits. Jason Frasor and Chris Young combined for the rest giving up 1 hit with 2 strikeouts and a walk.
The Kansas City Royals are now 6-0 and open a series against the Minnesota Twins tomorrow.
BRING ON DETROOOOIIITTT!