Kansas City 6, An­gels 4

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Mike DiGio­vanna

KEY MO­MENT: Within a span of six pitches in the fourth in­ning, An­gels starter Jered Weaver gave up a two-run sin­gle to Alex Rios and hung a 2-and-2 changeup to Sal­vador Perez, who belted it into the left-field seats for a two-run homer that capped a five-run in­ning and gave the Roy­als a 6-1 lead.

AT THE PLATE: Lead­off man Kole Cal­houn, who was robbed of ex­tra bases by Roy­als cen­ter fielder Lorenzo Cain in his first at-bat of the di­vi­sion se­ries in Oc­to­ber, ex­acted some re­venge when he drove a home run to cen­ter just out of the reach of the leap­ing Cain in the first in­ning. Cal­houn also high­lighted a three-run fifth with a two-run dou­ble to right-cen­ter. Mike Trout fol­lowed with a run-scor­ing sin­gle to pull the An­gels to within 6-4, but Roy­als starter Jeremy Guthrie got Al­bert Pu­jols to ground out, end­ing the in­ning.

ON THE MOUND: Weaver, 5-0 with an 0.87 earned-run av­er­age in six pre­vi­ous regular-sea­son starts against Kansas City, did not give up a hit and struck out four in the first three innings. The right-han­der was rocked the sec­ond time through the or­der, giv­ing up five runs and six hits, in­clud­ing Mike Mous­takas’ homer to right-cen­ter lead­ing off the fourth. Drew Rucinski re­lieved Weaver in the fifth and threw 33 pitches in two score­less innings, but that won’t pre­vent him from start­ing Tues­day night in Texas. Roy­als re­liev­ers Wade Davis and Greg Hol­land (third save) each threw a per­fect in­ning to help Kansas City im­prove to 5-0.

ON THE BASES: An­gels Manager Mike Scios­cia used his first re­play chal­lenge of the sea­son on Mous­takas’ stolen base in the sec­ond. Re­views of the safe call were in­con­clu­sive. An­gels short­stop Erick Ay­bar tried to catch the Roy­als on their heels by tak­ing off for sec­ond as Johnny Gi­avotella came to the plate in the sec­ond. He was thrown out by Guthrie.

ON THE FARM: Cuban short­stop Roberto Bal­do­quin, who signed for $8 mil­lion, was not in Class-A In­land Em­pire’s lineup Satur­day af­ter get­ting hit on the left hand by a pitch Fri­day, but An­gels Gen­eral Manager Jerry Dipoto said X-rays were neg­a­tive, and the in­jury is not se­ri­ous. . . . Left-han­der An­drew Heaney threw seven score­less innings, giv­ing up two hits, strik­ing out eight and walk­ing none, in his triple-A de­but for Salt Lake against Sacra­mento on Fri­day.

UP NEXT: Left-han­der C.J. Wil­son (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will op­pose Roy­als right-han­der Yor­dano Ven­tura (1-0, 3.00) at An­gel Sta­dium on Sun­day at 12:30 p.m. On the air: TV: FS West. Ra­dio: 830.

Jae C. Hong

THE ROY­ALS’ Mike Mous­takas cel­e­brates af­ter hit­ting a home run dur­ing the fourth in­ning against the An­gels.

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