Kansas City 4, LA Angels 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 10, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 38254

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 8 0
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 28-36 21-20 7-16 W2
LA Angels 30-35 14-19 16-16 L6

Recap

Melky Cabrera had two hits - including a home run in the first inning - to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.

The victory was just the Royals' third in their last nine games.

Cabrera came into the series batting .357 in his career at Angel Stadium. He homered to right field in his first at-bat.

The Royals pushed across a run in the fourth and two in the sixth off Los Angeles starter Ervin Santana (3-6), who yielded four runs in seven innings to take the loss. Los Angeles fell for the eighth time in nine games.

The Angels' offense showed life in the sixth inning against Kansas City starter Jeff Francis (3-6), pushing two runs across with one out. But Alex Gordon threw out Bobby Abreu at home and rookie Mark Trumbo popped out to end the threat.

Francis tossed 6 1/3 innings to earn the win and Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save of the season.

Kansas City's Mike Moustakas finished 1-for-3 in his major-league debut. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft, Moustakas picked up his first-career hit on a broken bat single to right field in the sixth inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   LA Angels
Jeff Francis Player Ervin Santana
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 7
2.84 ERA 5.14
Hitting
Kansas City   LA Angels
Alcides Escobar Player Peter Bourjos
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 8 2 17 .235 18 5 4 5 1 0
LA Angels 8 0 9 .235 11 6 2 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Angels have a W/L % of .419 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .389 after a loss.
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