Royals win on Sweeney’s Day

With Mike Sweeney being inducted into the KC Royals Hall of Fame prior to the game, the Royals beat the LA Angels, 9-4.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez against SD during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

Royals catcher Salvador Perez against SD during spring training 2014 (Jen Nevius).

After starter Johnny Cueto allowed a solo home run to Albert Pujols in the second, the Royals came right back with six runs and chased Angels starter Matt Shoemaker. It started with a Salvador Perez solo homer.

After a walk to Alex Rios and a Paulo Orlando double, Jarrod Dyson singled in both runs to give the Royals the lead. Eric Hosmer singled in a run and two batters later, Mike Moustakas grounded into a force out to drive in another run.

Perez, who had missed the last few games due to a sore wrist, returned to the lineup with a bang. He came up again in the 2nd inning and drove in a run with a double.

 

Now back to Cueto. That 2nd inning run was the only run he allowed. He scattered eight hits over eight innings while striking out four.

Luke Hochevar, who had not pitched since Tuesday, allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits. He allowed a solo homer to start the ninth.

 

*To read more about Sweeney’s induction, click HERE.

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About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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