|Kansas City (19-6) «||1||0||7||1||0||2||2||0||0||13||14||1|
|L.A. Angels (6-15)||2||5||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||9||11||2|
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - James Shields and C.J. Wilson took turns throwing batting practice Friday.
Both starters were tagged as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Los Angeles Angels 13-9.
Wilson allowed eight runs and eight hits over 2 2-3 innings in his fourth spring start. He gave up homers to Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur in a seven-run third.
Francoeur's homer cleared the high center-field wall 420 feet from home plate. Wilson said he tried to slip a first-pitch fastball past his former teammate in Texas.
"In spring training you have to take everything with a grain of salt," Wilson said. "The infield is a little bit hard. The ball travels really well. The adrenaline isn't quite there."
"Sometimes there are some funny circumstances that happen. You have these big innings and stuff like that. I just look at it as part of the process," he said.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he was a bit concerned about the performance of his starting staff this spring.
"With our rotation, some guys aren't where they need to be," Scioscia said. "I sure hope as we get to the later stages of Arizona we can get them where they need to be."
Wilson estimated his pitch count to be around 80, the amount the Angels wanted from him. He then went into the bullpen and threw a few off-speed pitches to "get the feel right."
Shields gave up for nine runs and 11 hits by the Angels in five innings.
Mike Trout hit consecutive doubles off the wall against Shields in the first two innings. Josh Hamilton had a two-run triple and Mark Trumbo doubled and singled.
"He was struggling to get his tempo," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He's pitching a lot of those guys backward. They're not going to pitch these guys the way they do in the regular season."
Shields, the Royals' opening-day starter, went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA with Tampa Bay last year and was acquired in a seven-player deal over the offseason.
"The ball was flying pretty good today," Shields said. "I made some pretty good pitches that they were hitting. The first couple of innings were not so great. After that I settled down. My direction to the plate was terrible."
NOTES: Hosmer, Alcides Escobar, Salvadore Perez and Chris Getz each had two of Kansas City's 14 hits. ... Trout, Trumbo, Alberto Callaspo and Vernon Wells each got two of the Angels' 11 hits. Wells upped his spring average to .392. ... The Angels released utilityman Bill Hall. There was speculation that he could return to the team on a minor league contract. ... Angels star Albert Pujols, who's been slowed by plantar fasciitis, scored from first on Hamilton's triple. "He was running well," Scioscia said.
|Players of the Game|
|Kansas City Royals|
|Alex Gordon, LF||4||1||0||0||0||1||1||.423|
|a- David Lough, PH-LF||2||1||1||0||0||1||0||.500|
|Alcides Escobar, SS||2||4||2||0||2||0||0||.279|
|b- Irving Falu, PH-SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Billy Butler, DH||3||0||2||2||0||1||1||.327|
|Brian Fletcher, PR-DH||1||1||1||2||0||0||0||.500|
|Mike Moustakas, 3B||3||1||1||1||1||1||3||.453|
|c- Miguel Tejada, PH-3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.278|
|Salvador Perez, C||3||1||2||3||0||0||1||.390|
|Brett Hayes, C||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.233|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||4||1||2||4||0||1||2||.378|
|Max Ramirez, PR-1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.368|
|Lorenzo Cain, CF||4||0||0||0||0||3||3||.429|
|Jarrod Dyson, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.262|
|Jeff Francoeur, RF||3||1||1||1||1||1||0||.237|
|Elliot Johnson, PR-RF||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||.250|
|Chris Getz, 2B||4||1||2||0||0||0||1||.372|
|Johnny Giavotella, 2B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.267|
|a-singled for Gordon in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Escobar in the 7th|
|c-grounded out for Moustakas in the 7th|
|2B - Mike Moustakas (7, Wilson)|
|HR - Eric Hosmer (2, Wilson), Jeff Francoeur (2, Wilson)|
|SF - Billy Butler (1), Salvador Perez (1)|
|RBI - Billy Butler 2 (16), Brian Fletcher 2 (2), Mike Moustakas (12), Salvador Perez 3 (5), Eric Hosmer 4 (13), Jeff Francoeur (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Brian Fletcher 2 (2), Mike Moustakas (5), Eric Hosmer (2), Jeff Francoeur (3)|
|SB - Alcides Escobar (1, 3rd base off Carpenter/Iannetta), Brian Fletcher (1, 2nd base off Cabrera/Snyder), Elliot Johnson (3, 2nd base off Berg/Snyder)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Outfield Assists - Alex Gordon 1|
|DP - Moustakas-Getz, Falu-Giavotella-M. Ramirez|
|E - Mike Moustakas (1, Throwing)|
|Kansas City Royals|
|James Shields (W,2-1)||5||11||9||8||3||2||0||7.90|
|Luke Hochevar (H,2)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||4.50|
|Kelvin Herrera (H,3)||1||0||0||0||1||1||0||0.00|
|Greg Holland (H,3)||1||0||0||0||2||1||0||4.70|
|WP - James Shields (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - James Shields 40-27, Luke Hochevar 5-5, Kelvin Herrera 9-5, Greg Holland 13-5, Francisley Bueno 6-2|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - James Shields 6-4, Luke Hochevar 1-1, Kelvin Herrera 1-1, Greg Holland 1-1, Francisley Bueno 1-1|
|Batters Faced - James Shields 26, Luke Hochevar 3, Kelvin Herrera 4, Greg Holland 5, Francisley Bueno 3|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Mike Trout, CF||3||2||2||2||0||0||0||.390|
|Peter Bourjos, CF||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||.318|
|Erick Aybar, SS||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||.316|
|Luis Rodriguez, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||1||2||.314|
|Albert Pujols, DH||3||1||0||1||1||1||2||.313|
|a- C.J. Cron, PH-DH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Rolando Gomez, PR-DH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Josh Hamilton, RF||3||2||1||2||0||0||1||.275|
|J.B. Shuck, RF-LF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.314|
|b- John Hester, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Mark Trumbo, 1B||2||0||2||2||1||0||0||.269|
|Luis Jimenez, PR-3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.282|
|Howard Kendrick, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||0||2||.490|
|Chris Snyder, C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.200|
|Alberto Callaspo, 3B||3||0||2||0||0||1||1||.317|
|Efren Navarro, PR-1B||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|Vernon Wells, LF||3||1||2||0||0||0||0||.394|
|Matt Long, RF||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.000|
|Chris Iannetta, C||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||.405|
|Brendan Harris, SS||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.256|
|a-walked for Pujols in the 9th|
|b-grounded into a double play for Shuck in the 9th|
|2B - Mike Trout 2 (5, Shields, Shields), Mark Trumbo (1, Shields)|
|3B - Erick Aybar (1, Shields), Josh Hamilton (1, Shields)|
|RBI - Mike Trout 2 (9), Albert Pujols (8), Josh Hamilton 2 (8), Mark Trumbo 2 (4)|
|2-OUT RBI - Josh Hamilton 2 (4), Mark Trumbo 2 (4)|
|CS - Vernon Wells (1, 2nd base by Shields/Perez)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|PB - Chris Iannetta (3)|
|E - Chris Iannetta (1, Throwing), Howard Kendrick (1, Misplayed grounder)|
|Los Angeles Angels|
|Fernando Cabrera (L,0-1)||1||2||2||2||1||1||0||12.46|
|Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 33-28, David Carpenter 15-10, Sean Burnett 3-3, Fernando Cabrera 12-7, Jeremy Berg 10-6, Mike Morin 5-5, Ty Kelley 7-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 3-1, David Carpenter 1-1, Sean Burnett 1-2, Jeremy Berg 2-1, Mike Morin 2-0, Ty Kelley 1-0|
|Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 18, David Carpenter 7, Sean Burnett 3, Fernando Cabrera 6, Jeremy Berg 6, Mike Morin 3, Ty Kelley 3|
|Attendance - 9682|
|Game Time - 3:31|
|Temperature - 75|
|Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Jim Reynolds|