Angels get 3 homers to snap Royals’ six-game win streak
Associated Press - June 17, 2017 11:22 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols, Cameron Maybin and Luis Valbuena each homered and Alex Meyer dominated for six innings as part of a two-hitter, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat Kansas City 9-0 on Saturday to snap the Royals’ six-game winning streak.
Maybin hit a leadoff homer in the first inning, Pujols had a two-run shot in the fifth and Valbuena added a three-run homer in the seventh.
Meyer (3-3) pitched the best game of his young career, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Rookie right-hander Jake Junis (2-1) got the first loss of his career, surrendering five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out six.
The Royals had at least 10 hits in each of their last four games, but Meyer and relievers Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and Yusmeiro Petit combined to shut them down.
Pujols’ 602nd career homer gave him 1,865 career RBI, moving past Mel Ott into 10th place on baseball’s career list. It was Pujols’ 11th home run of the season.