Zack Greinke finally got some well deserved runs support, as the Royals pound out 14 hits in a 9-4 win in the series finale over the Angels. Greinke struck out eight and his ERA is still a low 1.80.
David DeJesus hit a three-run homer, and Alex Gordon went deep for a two-run shot, both off Angels starter Jered Weaver. DeJesus’ shot in the second inning gave Greinke a 5-1 lead.
There were signs of life from some of the other Royals hitters. Jose Guillen had his first three-hit game with two doubles and a single. Mark Grudzielanek also had three hits. With the big lead Grudzielanek was lifted to rest and Guillen left the game after five innings, with a sore neck, but he should fine.
This was a good change of pace for the Major Leagues lowest scoring team who match their season high run total scoring nine for the third time. Greinke is finally turning into the pitcher Royals fans have been waiting for…he now has four wins after going seven innings while striking out eight. He did allow a two run homer to catcher Mike Napoli in the 7th.
DeJesus and Grienke talk about the offensive support and getting to Angels starter Jared Weaver.