Mark Redman was going for his third straight win. It almost didn’t happen after the left hander endured a rocky second inning. Unlike most of the games this season, the Royals were able to rescue Redman beating the Angels 4-3 Wednesday.
Redman got credit for the win allowing three runs on four hits in eight innings. He only gave up two hits and two walks after the second.
The game was tied 3-3 before Matt Stairs’ eventual game-winning RBI single in the eighth.
Mark Grudzielanek had two RBIs in the game. His first inning homer put the Royals up 1-0. His RBI double to center in the sixth brought Kansas City to within one.
Closer Ambiorix Burgos earned his ninth save but provided the usual fireworks before doing so. Burgos allowed the tying run to reach second base but induced Darin Erstad into a game-ending double play.
The Royals ended their four-game losing streak and avoided being swept for the second straight series. Kansas City is 17-47 and has the worst record in the majors. They have to go 46-52 the rest of the year to avoid losing 100 games for the fourth season in five years