ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Griffin Canning pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning, Anthony Rendon hit a two-run double and the Los Angeles Angels swept the Kansas Metropolis Royals with a 6-1 victory Wednesday night time.
Kean Wong had a two-run single and José Iglesias added an RBI double for the Angels, who’ve received eight of 11 after finishing a 5-2 homestand and outscoring Kansas Metropolis 22-5 within the three-game sweep. Los Angeles continues to be mired in fourth place within the AL West regardless of successful 11 of 16 since Might 23 and averaging 6 1/2 runs per sport in June.
Kelvin Gutiérrez drove in the one run for the Royals, who’ve misplaced 5 straight.
Canning (5-4) appeared sharp in his longest begin of the season, yielding two walks — each within the first inning — whereas hanging out six. He retired 10 straight Royals earlier than getting chased by Nicky Lopez’s two-out single within the seventh.
Brad Keller (6-5) took his first loss in seven begins, allowing 5 runs on eight hits and 4 walks. The large right-hander hadn’t allowed greater than three runs in a begin since April 20.
Kansas Metropolis has misplaced 14 of its final 19 conferences with the Angels since 2018.
Canning escaped a bases-loaded jam unscathed within the first inning regardless of strolling two and making a throwing error, a uncommon fielding mistake for final season’s AL Gold Glove winner. The error was the forty sixth of the season for the Angels, who lead the majors.
After Justin Upton walked and Shohei Ohtani singled within the third, Rendon drove them dwelling with a double to the precise discipline wall. The drive was simply the sixth extra-base hit — all doubles — within the final 26 video games for Rendon, who hasn’t homered since Might 3.
Salvador Pérez singled main off the fourth, superior on Jorge Soler’s double and scored on an infield single by Gutiérrez, who acquired his first RBI of June.
Jared Walsh walked and scored on Iglesias’ double within the sixth. Keller was chased moments later by a flare to middle from the 26-year-old Wong, who had one profession RBI earlier than that two-run hit.
Max Stassi doubled and scored on Juan Lagares’ groundout within the eighth.
Royals: SS Adalberto Mondesí took batting observe, supervisor Mike Matheny stated. Mondesí has been out since Might with a hamstring harm in his second stint on the injured record this season.
Angels: Wong is a second baseman, however he performed his second sport of the season in proper discipline towards Kansas Metropolis. The Halos are down to a few wholesome outfielders with Mike Trout sidelined by a proper calf harm.
Royals: Mike Minor (4-3, 4.84 ERA) pitches at Oakland on Thursday within the opener of a four-game weekend collection with the Athletics.
Angels: After a break day Thursday, Ohtani (2-1, 2.76 ERA) takes the mound Friday in Arizona for his ninth pitching begin of the season, and the primary of his profession in a Nationwide League ballpark.
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