David DeJesus reacts after striking out in the fifth inning vs. the Angels. (Ed Zurga/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
The Royals stranded 12 runners and went just 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position in a loss to the visiting Angels. On top of the loss, Kansas City also lost the services of second baseman Mark Grudzielanek, who left with a strained right groin.
a-Grounded out for Salmon in the 9th. 1-Ran for Quinlan in the 7th.
BATTING 2B: Kendrick (20, De La Rosa). HR: Quinlan (8, 2nd inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out), Guerrero (30, 6th inning off De La Rosa, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Cabrera; Guerrero 4; Anderson; Quinlan 4; Kendrick 2; Napoli. RBI: Quinlan (30), Guerrero (111), Kendrick (25), Napoli (40), Anderson (80). 2-out RBI: Quinlan; Guerrero; Kendrick; Napoli; Anderson. GIDP: Cabrera. Team LOB: 4.
BASERUNNING SB: Murphy (4, 2nd base off De La Rosa/Phillips).