LA Angels 4, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 16, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Clint Fagan, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 24979

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1
Kansas City 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 80-67 40-32 40-35 W1
Kansas City 66-80 32-40 34-40 L1

Recap

Angels 4, Royals 3: Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and Dan Haren stuck around long enough to earn the win as visiting Los Angeles bounced back from a crushing defeat to take the rubber game from Kansas City.

Torii Hunter added an RBI single and Kevin Jepsen earned his second save one night after Ernesto Frieri had squandered a 2-0 edge in four pitches to take the loss. The Angels stayed within 2.5 games of Baltimore for the second American League wild-card spot, after the Orioles won later at Oakland.

Trumbo gave the Angels a 4-0 lead in the second inning when he came up with two runners on and blasted a 1-1 fastball from Will Smith (5-8) out to straightaway center. It was the 31st homer of the season but the first since Aug. 21 for Trumbo, who entered the game 4-for-33 in September.

Haren (11-11) did not have his best stuff but fought through 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking one and striking out five. The right-hander surrendered single runs in the second, third and fourth but the bullpen was strong, with five relievers combining to allow one hit over the final 3 1/3 frames.

Tony Abreu hit a solo homer and Jeff Francoeur drove in a run for the Royals, who have dropped three of four.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Royals promoted five players from Triple-A Omaha. Pitchers Jake Odorizzi, Nate Adcock and Tommy Hottovy were joined by C Adam Moore and INF Irving Falu in the big-league clubhouse. … Angels CF Mike Trout went 0-for-3 to snap a nine-game hitting streak. … Los Angeles kicks off a nine-game homstand with first-place Texas on Tuesday while Kansas City gets a day off before hosting the Chicago White Sox.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Kansas City
Dan Haren Player Will Smith
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 7
3.18 ERA 7.20
Hitting
LA Angels   Kansas City
Erick Aybar Player Tony Abreu
3 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 10 1 15 .294 8 8 4 2 0 1
Kansas City 6 1 11 .188 8 5 2 2 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .433 after a win and .468 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .552 after a loss.