Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Kendrys Morales may not have started the game,
but he essentially finished off the Royals on Monday night.
Morales came off the bench to smoked a game-winning, bases-clearing single in
the eighth inning as the Angels took the opener of a three-game set against
the Royals, 6-3.
Mike Trout had a pair of hits and scored a run, extending his American League
rookie-record scoring streak to 15 games.
C.J. Wilson pitched 6 2/3 solid innings to earn a no decision. He allowed
three runs on nine hits, striking out six and walking one. Kevin Jepsen (1-1)
earned the win after tossing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
Bruce Chen, who allowed 22 runs in 19 innings across four July starts coming
into Monday, gave up three runs in just 5 1/3 and was let off the hook with a
no decision. Greg Holland (4-3) took the loss after the Angels lit him up for
three runs in their decisive eighth inning.
Eric Hosmer had a pair of hits and scored twice for the Royals, who have
dropped eight of 11 since the All-Star break.
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