Royals’ starting pitcher Bryan Bullington made just his sixth major league start in seven professional seasons and pitched well holding the Los Angeles Angels to three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings, but the Royals bats were silent again in a 3-1 loss late Tuesday night.
Former Cardinal pitcher Dan Haren, who was traded earlier this season from Arizona to the Angels wasn’t spectacular by any means, but when he needed a pitch, he got one. He went seven innings and allowed five hits and a walk while giving up just one run. How bad are the Royals? They couldn’t capitalize on a pitcher who had a ten game winless streak.
The Angels led 1-0 in the first on Hideki Matsui’s sacrifice fly. The Royals tied it in the second on a sacrifice fly by Alex Gordon. The Angels scored after a double by Howie Kendrick and after moving to third, scored on a suicide squeeze. Later in the inning, Bobby Abreu singled and scored on a triple.
The Royals have lost six of their last eight to fall into a last place tie with Cleveland.