Kansas City 3, LA Angels 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Clint Fagan, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - D.J. Reyburn,
Attendance - 23027

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 79-67 40-32 39-35 L1
Kansas City 66-79 32-39 34-40 W1

Recap


Royals 3, Angels 2:
Salvador Perez hit a walk-off solo home run as host Kansas City rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to stun Los Angeles.

Zack Greinke took a shutout into the ninth for the Angels but was lifted after surrendering a one-out single by Alex Gordon. Closer Ernesto Frieri (3-1) came on and served up a two-run homer to Billy Butler that knotted it at 2-2.

Perez followed and blasted a line drive down the left-field line and off the foul pole to give the Royals the win and drop Los Angeles 2 1/2 games behind the Baltimore Orioles for the second wild-card spot in the American League. The Orioles suffered a 5-2 setback to Oakland on Saturday.

The Angels had set themselves up for the win behind Greinke and Kendrys Morales, whose solo homer in the fifth snapped a scoreless draw. Torii Hunter drove in a run with a single in the eighth to make it a 2-0 lead.

Greinke was charged with one run on five hits after being pulled with a pitch count of 103. Kelvin Herrera (4-2) got the win in relief of Jeremy Guthrie, who worked the first eight innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Morales has homered in each of the first two games of the series after going his first 10 games of the month without a blast. … Alcides Escobar and Gordon each recorded a pair of hits for the Royals. … Guthrie was charged with two runs on five hits. He has allowed two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Kansas City
Zack Greinke Player Jeremy Guthrie
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.1 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 5
1.08 ERA 2.25
Hitting
LA Angels   Kansas City
Vernon Wells Player Alcides Escobar
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 6 1 9 .182 9 2 2 1 1 0
Kansas City 7 2 13 .233 10 3 3 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .439 after a win and .468 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Angels have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .545 after a loss.