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Angels beat the Royals in season opener, 5-0

Jered Weaver strikes out 10 in eight innings and Erick Aybar caps a five-run rally in the eighth with a three-run triple.

April 06, 2012|By Lance Pugmire
  • Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos scores on Erick Aybar's three-run triple ahead of the tag by Royals catcher Brayan Pena in the eighth inning Friday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos scores on Erick Aybar's three-run… (Mark J. Terrill / Associated…)

Thanks to six hits and five runs in the eighth inning, the Angels celebrated opening night Friday with a 5-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at a sold-out Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

Peter Bourjos' infield single started the scoring, and was quickly followed by a three-run triple to right field by Erick Aybar, making a winner of pitcher Jered Weaver, who struck out 10 with no walks in eight innings of work. Weaver finished at 97 pitches.

Aybar scored on a single by Torii Hunter, as the Angels withstood a hitless night by star Albert Pujols in his Anaheim debut.

We'll have more later tonight at latimes.com/sports.

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