Final Score: Kansas City 9, LA Angels of Anaheim 5
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Cain had two doubles and drove in three
runs and Salvador Perez added two hits and a pair of RBI as the Kansas City
Royals cruised past the LA Angels of Anaheim, 9-5, in the rubber match of a
three-game set at Angels Stadium.
Billy Butler added two RBI and Jarrod Dyson, who left the game in the eighth
inning after scaling the wall in center field, added an RBI triple for the
Royals, winners in two of their last three.
Wade Davis (3-3) gave up four runs on nine hits and three walks while striking
out two over 5 1/3 innings to earn the win.
"They have a good lineup. We wanted to get ahead of hitters and get
quick outs. The offense was incredible tonight," said Davis.
Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI, while Albert Pujols, Alberto
Callaspo and Chris Iannetta added one RBI apiece for the Angels, losers in
three of their last four games.
Barry Enright (0-2) was charged with the loss after allowing four runs on five
hits over two-plus innings.
"I felt good. The first inning was a breeze, but a couple of walks in the
third hurt and they felt what was best for the team was to take me out,"
Perez got things started for the Royals with his ground-rule double in the
second inning that scored Mike Moustakas.
Kansas City broke the game open with a seven-run third. With the bases loaded,
Butler laced a base hit to left to score Dyson and Alcides Escobar. Eric
Hosmer then walked before Cain crushed a bases-clearing double to left field
to make it 6-0.
"He left a fastball up and I put a good swing on it and drove it down
the line. Coming in here and taking two games was big for us," said Cain.
With runners on second and third later in the frame, Iannetta let Mark Lowe's
fastball skip to the backstop, allowing Cain to cross the plate. Dyson, who
opened the inning with a walk, hit an RBI triple down the line in right to cap
Pujols added an RBI single in the home half, and Iannetta singled home Howie
Kendrick in the fourth to pull the Halos within 8-2.
The Angels added two more in the sixth. Callaspo's sacrifice fly scored Josh
Hamilton, and Trout worked a bases-loaded walk to score Kendrick. Pujols,
though, grounded out to Moustakas to end the threat.
Perez added an RBI single in the seventh and Trout's solo homer in the eighth
accounted for the final difference.
Dyson was injured after scaling the fence in an attempt to rob Trout of the
homer. As Dyson tried to climb down, it appeared that his cleats got stuck
into the fence. Dyson walked off the field under his own power.
Longtime Royals radio voice Fred White passed away on Wednesday due to
complications from melanoma. He served as the team's radio broadcaster for 25
years ... Butler finished with nine RBI in the series ... Kansas City was 7-
for-12 with runners in scoring position ... The Royals continue their nine-
game road trip on Friday when they visit the Oakland A's ... The Angels open
a four-game set with the White Sox on Thursday ... Pujols, Trout, Kendrick
and Callaspo all had two hits.
05/16 02:24:10 ET
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