The Royals take their battered pitching staff to Anaheim tonight. Kansas City is coming off a 21-3 pounding Sunday by the Oakland A’s. The Royals’ team ERA is 5.90, worst in the majors and much higher than last year’s 5.35, which was the worst in team history. Jeff Suppan goes to the mound tonight. He is 2-5 with a 5.10 ERA, and has allowed a league-high 20 home runs. Brian Cooper will pitch for Anaheim. He’s 2-2 with a 3.18 ERA. The Angels boast five players who have hit 13 or more homers, including Mo Vaughn and Troy Glaus, who have 20 apiece. The Royals have lost six of their last seven to fall 11 games behind the White Sox.
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