Royals starter Ian Kennedy has yet to beat the Angels in his career. Kennedy allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings, losing his second straight start in the Royals 6-1 lost at Los Angeles.
Albert Pujols hit two solo homers off Kennedy, giving him 565 for his career, moving him into a tie for 13th all-time with Reggie Jackson.
After Eric Hosmer walked to open the fourth, Pujols’ error on a ball hit by Alex Gordon moved Hosmer to third. He scored on a single by Salvador Perez but the Royals left two stranded with only one out. The Royals were just 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position and they left eight on base.
Hosmer singled in the sixth, extending his hitter streak to 15 games.
Joakim Soria gave up a homer to Mike Trout in the seventh. His ERA is 7.00.