canada africa partner reservation Royals pitching woes lead Angels to first win of the series

Royals pitching woes lead Angels to first win of the series

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The Kansas City Royals (24-16) lost their first game of the series to the Los Angeles Angels (15-25) 9-3 on Saturday evening at Angel Stadium.

Unlike the first two games, Los Angeles’ offense was red-hot, scoring at least nine points for only the third time this year.

The scoring started in the bottom of the second inning on a three-run homerun by Jo Adell. In the third, Kevin Pillar hit an RBI single and Taylor Ward scored on a wild pitch. In the seventh, the Angels saw back-to-back two-RBI hits from Pillar and Logan O’Hoppe, a single and a double that halted Kansas City’s comeback attempt.

Royals starter Cole Ragans had a rare rough outing, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in 6.1 innings of work. Nick Anderson, who came into the game in relief, earned the final two runs on two singles. Matt Sauer closed out the match.

The Royals put the first run on either team’s board in the top of the first inning on an RBI double by Salvador Perez, but that was Kansas City’s only run until the sixth when Bobby Witt Jr. hit an RBI single. The Royals added an extra run in the seventh on an RBI single by Kyle Isbel, but the team’s pitching woes couldn’t help them in the comeback attempt.

Los Angeles starting pitcher Tyler Anderson earned his third win of the year as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings of work. The bullpen trio of Adam Cimber, Hunter Strickland and Carson Fulmer threw three scoreless frames in the final third of the game and allowed one hit.

The Royals will look to take over the series while the Angels will look to split in the finals on Sunday at 3:07 PM CT

Kansas City’s starting lineup:

Los Angeles’ starting lineup:

3B Michael Garcia

1B Nolan Schanuel

SS Bobby Witt Jr.

L.F. Cole Tucker

1B Vinne Pasquantino

DH Taylor Department

C Salvador Perez

CF Kevin Piller

DH Nelson Velazquez

C Logan O’Hoppe

LF MJ Melendez

3B Niko Goodrum

RF fighter Renfroe

RF Jo Adell

2B Garrett Hampson

SS Zach Neto

CF Kyle Isbel

2B Kyren Paris

P Cole Ragans

P Tyler Anderson

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