Manager Mike Scioscia is not ready to acknowledge that his Los Angeles Angels lost on Wednesday night to the Royals in Kansas City.
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Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker's throwing error, as the Royals rallied for a 7-5 win over the Angels.
Lineup: Angels (45-55) at Royals (48-51)
- 1. Yunel Escobar, 3B (R)
- 2. Kole Calhoun, RF (L)
- 3. Mike Trout, CF (R)
- 4. Albert Pujols, DH (R)
- 5. Jefry Marte, 1B (R)
- 6. Andrelton Simmons, SS (R)
- 7. Jett Bandy, C (R)
- 8. Gregorio Petit, LF (R)
- 9. Johnny Giavotella, 2B (R)
- SP: Matt Shoemaker, RHP Daily notes
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Lineup: Dodgers (57-44) vs Rays (38-61)
- 1. Howie Kendrick, LF (R)
- 2. Corey Seager, SS (L)
- 3. Justin Turner, 3B (R)
- 4. Scott Van Slyke, RF (R)
- 5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B (L)
- 6. Chris Taylor, 2B (R)
- 7. Joc Pederson, CF (L)
- 8. A.J. Ellis, C (R)
- 9. Brandon McCarthy, RHP Daily notes
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Another 30-save campaign for Jansen
Kenley Jansen earned his 30th save of the year on Tuesday. It's his third straight season with at least 30 saves. Jansen joins Todd Worrell (1995 to 1997) and Eric Gagne (2002 to 2004) as the only Dodgers pitchers with at least 30 saves in three different seasons, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.
Just another 5-for-5 day for Escobar
Tuesday marks the fourth time that Yunel Escobar has gone 5-for-5 (or better) in a game in his MLB career; all three previous instances came in the 2015 season. He's the fourth player in the modern era (since 1900) with at least four such games over a two-season span, the Elias Sports Bureau reports. The previous three are all Hall of Famers:
- Tris Speaker (1923: three times, 1924: one)
- Zack Wheat (1924: two, 1925: two)
- Tony Gwynn (1993: three, 1994: one)
Angels' offense relentless when clicking
Tuesday's 13-0 win marks the Halos' second game this season with 22 hits. The rest of the teams in the majors have two such games combined, ESPN Stats & Info notes.