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Angels lose to the Kansas City Royals, 8-2

Mark Trumbo's second home run of the spring, a two-out shot in the second, accounts for all the Angels' scoring. Ervin Santana needs 34 pitches to get through the first inning.

March 03, 2011|By Baxter Holmes
  • Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo is congratulated by second baseman Howie Kendrick after hitting a two-run home run against Kansas City in the second inning Thursday.
Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo is congratulated by second baseman Howie… (Mark Duncan / Associated…)

Royals 8, Angels 2

AT THE PLATE: Mark Trumbo's second home run of the spring, a two-run, two-out shot in the second inning, accounted for the Angels' scoring. Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick combined for the other four Angels hits with two singles each, and Peter Bourjos walked twice.

ON THE MOUND: Ervin Santana battled for command in his spring debut, needing 34 pitches to get through a first inning in which he gave up two runs on a walk and two hits. He experimented with his new split-finger pitch just once, bouncing it in the dirt for a wild pitch. Fernando Rodney also had trouble in his lone inning, loading the bases on a hit and two walks before wiggling out of the jam.

EXTRA BASES: The Angels are have gone 12 for 49 with runners in scoring position, leaving 37 men on base in six games.

UP NEXT: Scott Kazmir returns to the mound against the White Sox and Jake Peavy in Tempe at noon PST Friday.

ON THE AIR: TV: FS West. Radio: 830.

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