Royals Open Road Trip with Loss
Associated Press - Tue 06:18 AM 07/24/2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales delivered a rare three-run single in the eighth inning, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night.
Alberto Callaspo, who spent two-plus seasons with the Royals, started the tiebreaking rally with a two-out single against reliever Greg Holland (4-3). Maicer Izturis bounced a double over the head of first baseman Eric Hosmer and down the line.
Third base coach Dino Ebel, respecting the strong arm of right fielder Jeff Francoeur, held Callaspo at third. Peter Bourjos, batting .223, drew a walk and zipped around the bases when Morales drove a 1-1 pitch to right-center while batting for Bobby Wilson.