Luke Hochevar, who spurned the Dodgers twice after being drafted by them in 2002 and 2005, allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-3 win over the Angels.
Hochevar, who signed with the Royals after being selected with the first pick of the 2006 draft, struck out four and walked two and completely outpitched his counterpart, Angels right-hander Dan Haren.
Haren seemed out of sync from the start, giving up consecutive one-out singles to Lorenzo Cain, Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur for two runs in the first inning and a leadoff double in the second to Humberto Quintero, who eventually scored on Cain’s sacrifice fly for a 3-0 lead.
Solo home runs by Hosmer in the fifth and Mike Moustakas in the sixth gave Kansas City a 5-0 lead, and Haren was pulled after Alcides Escobar reached on a one-out infield single in the sixth. Haren’s final line: 5 1/3 innings, 11 hits, five earned runs, one walk and five strikeouts. Of his 93 pitches, 60 were strikes.