Pujols drives in 4, Angels kick Royals 6-2 (Jul 26, 2016)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Albert Pujols, even during 36 years old, is still an RBI appurtenance for a Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols gathering in 4 runs, Hector Santiago won his fifth uninterrupted start and a Angels kick a Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Monday night.

Pujols gathering in dual with a bases-loaded singular during a four-run first, afterwards combined RBI singles in a seventh and ninth innings. He leads a majors with 26 RBIs in July, including 16 in his past 8 games, and he has 76 this deteriorate notwithstanding a .254 average.

Part of that is from attack behind Mike Trout, Yunel Escobar and Kole Calhoun, all of whom entered Monday ranked among a tip 40 vital leaguers in on-base percentage.

”Any time you’re attack behind Mike, you’re going to get your opportunities,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ”This year, what Yunel and Kole have finished has unequivocally paid off for Mike and Albert. Albert is a superb RBI guy. He gathering them in tonight.

”Albert creates adjustments improved than any hitter I’ve ever seen. There are small adjustments he makes. He knows what he’s doing in a batter’s box when there are guys in scoring position. Today he used a center of a margin and right field. He did a good job.”

The Angels batted around in a first, that also enclosed Daniel Nava’s scapegoat fly and Carlos Perez’s RBI infield singular with dual outs.

Santiago (9-4) is 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA in July. He hold a Royals to dual runs on 5 hits with 4 walks and 5 strikeouts.

Salvador Perez strike a two-run homer in a fourth for a usually Royals runs. It was a sixth true diversion a Royals have scored 4 or fewer runs.

The Royals installed a bases with dual outs in a fifth though unsuccessful to measure when Santiago struck out Kendrys Morales on 3 pitches.

Ian Kennedy (6-9), who did not give adult a home run for a initial time in 10 starts, is 0-3 in 5 starts given a feat Jun 26. He authorised 4 runs on 6 hits, 3 walks and a strike beat in five-plus innings.

The Royals did not have a baserunner opposite 4 relievers. Cam Bedrosian struck out Eric Hosmer, Morales and Perez on 13 pitches in a eighth inning. Bedrosian has not available a run in his past 22 games, covering 20 2/3 innings.

The Royals have mislaid 14 of 20 Jul games to tumble dual games next .500.

”They still have certainty they can contest for a playoff mark and so do I,” Royals manager Ned Yost said.

DAVIS TRADE POSSIBLE

With a Yankees traffic closer Aroldis Chapman to a Cubs, several contending clubs have reportedly talked to a Royals about a accessibility of Wade Davis, who has 21 saves in 23 chances with a 1.10 ERA. Davis is underneath agreement by a 2017 season.

”I wouldn’t systematise or impersonate any actor as untouchable,” Royals manager Dayton Moore said. ”I never have. We always weigh somebody’s turn of seductiveness and what their turn of seductiveness might meant to a alleviation of a group as distant as players that they would be peaceful to partial with. That’s what we do. That’s what we ceaselessly do generally this time of year.

”Whether we make a pierce or not, we are evaluating a landscape, that potentially puts us in a improved position this offseason to urge a roster.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: RHP Nick Tropeano, who has been diagnosed with a middle to high class UCL right bend tear, trafficked to New York for a second opinion from Dr. David Altchek. … Angels RHP Joe Smith was taken given of narrowing in his back.

Royals: OF Lorenzo Cain (left hamstring strain) will start a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Omaha.

UP NEXT

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs, who has not thrown in a majors given Jul 31, 2014 after bend medicine and shoulder tendinitis, will start Tuesday. In his past dual starts with Triple-A Salt Lake, he authorised no runs and dual hits while distinguished out 26 in 12 2/3 innings.

Royals: RHP Dillon Gee creates his initial start opposite a Angels given Apr 11, 2014 while with a Mets.

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