Winning his third decision in a row for the first time in his
career, May held the Angels to four hits and walked two. He struck
May (3-4) pitched a complete-game, 8-2 victory against Cleveland
in his last start. Before beginning his three-game win streak, he
had gone 16 starts and 19 appearances without a victory.
Guiel hit his third homer of the year, a two-out shot off John
Lackey, to put the Royals up 4-0 in the fifth inning.
In the fourth, Michael Tucker ended Lackey's 22-inning shutout
string with a bloop single that scored two.
Lackey (6-8) allowed four runs on six hits in seven innings. He
also was coming off a complete game -- a 5-0 victory over Texas that
was his first career shutout.
Guiel homered just over the wall in center, one out after Brent
An inning earlier, Desi Relaford led off with a single. Two outs
later, Ken Harvey doubled to right-center. Darin Erstad fielded the
ball off the ball, whirled and threw to Chone Figgins, and Relaford
was held at third.
But Harvey followed with a bloop to left-center that barely
cleared the glove of shortstop Benji Gil as he sprinted toward the
outfield. Both runners scored easily for a 2-0 lead.
The Angels got a runner as far as second with two out in each of
the first two innings. But Shawn Wooten lined out to first to end
the first, and May struck out Eric Owens to end the second.<
^NOTES:@ Anaheim SS David Eckstein, who hurt his right arm and
shoulder when he tripped over LF Garret Anderson making a catch in
short left field at Oakland on Sunday, remains day-to-day and did
not play. ... The Royals are 6-1 in July and have scored an AL-high
40 runs in the month. ... RHP Mike MacDougal, the Royals' closer,
is only the second rookie in club history to make the All-Star
team. Kevin Seitzer was picked in 1987. ... Anaheim RF Tim Salmon,
playing despite kidney stones, was in the lineup at DH.