Jun 21, 2022

Royals smash three homers, win series opener against Angels Monday

Posted Jun 21, 2022 10:38 AM

St. Joseph Post

(AP) - Andrew Benintendi, Salvador Perez and Hunter Dozier homered, Nicky Lopez drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

Kris Bubic, who came into the game as one of four pitchers in the majors to have at least eight starts and no wins this season, struck out a season-high seven in six innings for his first victory.

Taylor Ward had two hits — including a homer in the third inning — and drove in both runs for the Angels. Los Angeles had come in with some momentum after taking four of five in Seattle, but managed only seven hits.

The Royals continue the series tonight at 8:40 central. Coverage starts at 8 on KFEQ Radio (680, 95.3) in St. Joseph. Jonathan Heasley starts on the mound.