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Infante's slam highlights Royals win over Angels

Jun 28, 2014 - 3:37 AM Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Omar Infante capped Kansas City's seven- run third inning with his first career grand slam, and the Royals snapped the Angels' six-game winning streak with an 8-6 victory on Friday.

Lorenzo Cain went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored while Salvador Perez also recorded three hits for the Royals, who had dropped six of seven coming into the opener of this three-game series.

Kansas City's bullpen kept the Angels hitless over the final five innings, with Michael Mariot (1-0) picking up his first career win in relief of Jason Vargas, who was pulled after surrendering six runs on nine hits over four-plus frames.

C.J. Cron homered twice and drove in three runs, while Mike Trout added a solo homer for the Angels.

Matt Shoemaker (5-2) suffered his first loss of the season as a starter after yielding eight runs on 11 hits over just four innings of work.

The Angels staked the rookie to a 2-0 lead with solo homers from Trout in the first and Cron in the second.

Trout's mammoth blast landed in the waterfalls in center field, but the Royals showed small ball can be just as explosive with a seven-spot in the third.

Alcides Escobar opened the frame with a double, then Jarrod Dyson and Cain followed with run-scoring base hits. After Eric Hosmer singled and Billy Butler walked to load the bases, Cain scored on an Alex Gordon sacrifice fly, and Perez singled to fill the sacks again in front of Infante, who narrowly cleared the wall in left field for the first grand slam of his 13-year career.

Cain tripled and scored on Butler's RBI single in the fourth, but the Angels struck for four runs in the fifth to inch closer.

Two came via Cron's second home run of the game, while a Chris Iannetta RBI single and Albert Pujols sac fly cut the Angels' deficit to 8-6.

The only other time the visitors threatened, though, came in the sixth when they had runners on the corners with one out, and Kelvin Herrera retired Chris Iannetta and pinch-hitter Kole Calhoun to maintain the two-run cushion.

Greg Holland put the finishing touches on the Royals' terrific bullpen effort by striking out the side in the ninth to collect his 23rd save.

Game Notes

David Carpenter tossed three innings of scoreless relief for the Angels ... Escobar had two hits and two steals ... The Angels had won six of the previous seven meetings, including five in a row in Kansas City.








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  • Albert Pujols sacrifice fly to left scored Chris Iannetta with one out. Runners on first and second with Josh Hamilton due up.

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  • Albert Pujols out on a sacrifice fly to left field to Alex Gordon. Chris Iannetta scores.

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  • Chris Iannetta single to left scored David Freese with none out. Runner on first and Collin Cowgill due up.

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  • Chris Iannetta singles to left field. David Freese scores.

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  • C.J. Cron none-out, two-run Home Run 2 (8) to right scored Erick Aybar. David Freese due up.

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  • C.J. Cron homers to right field. Erick Aybar scores.

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  • Billy Butler single to left scored Lorenzo Cain with one out. Runner on first and Alex Gordon due up.

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  • Billy Butler singles to left field. Lorenzo Cain scores.

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  • Omar Infante one-out, Grand Slam (5) to left scored Eric Hosmer, Billy Butler and Salvador Perez. Mike Moustakas due up.

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  • Omar Infante homers to left field. Salvador Perez scores. Billy Butler scores. Eric Hosmer scores.

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  • Alex Gordon sacrifice fly fouled out to short scoring Lorenzo Cain with one out. Runners on first and second with Salvador Perez due up.

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  • Alex Gordon out on a sacrifice fly to catcher to Erick Aybar. Lorenzo Cain scores.

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  • Lorenzo Cain single to center scored Jarrod Dyson with none out. Runner on first and Eric Hosmer due up.

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  • Jarrod Dyson singled to second. On the play, Jarrod Dyson advanced to second on David Freese's throwing error scoring Alcides Escobar with none out. Runner on second and Lorenzo Cain due up.

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  • Lorenzo Cain singles to center field. Jarrod Dyson scores.

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  • Jarrod Dyson singles to shallow infield, advances to 2nd. Alcides Escobar scores. Fielding error by David Freese.

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  • C.J. Cron two-out, solo Home Run (7) to left center. David Freese due up.

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  • C.J. Cron homers to center field.

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  • Mike Trout homers to center field.

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  • Mike Trout one-out, solo Home Run (18) to center. Albert Pujols due up.

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  • Collin Cowgill flies out to left field to Alex Gordon.

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