Duffy pitches Royals past Angels 5-1 for 3rd straight win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Danny Duffy had a rooting section on the road and gave his pals plenty to cheer about.

The veteran left-hander from California won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals stopped a four-game skid Sunday with a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Hunter Dozier hit a two-run double to back Duffy (3-1), who allowed five hits over six effective innings for his first victory at Angel Stadium. He had about 40 friends and family members in attendance and said he appreciated everyone who made the 3 1/2-hour drive to support him. Duffy is from Lompoc, about 200 miles north of Anaheim.

His father, Dan, was on hand as part of the team trip for Royals dads.

''This state hasn't been good to me in my career,'' Duffy said with a chuckle. ''It was nice to finally get a win in California. The Angels have always done a good job making me throw a lot of pitches. Today, I was able to make pitches when I needed to and get quick outs at times. It meant a lot for me to get a win here. I had a lot of people here and from my hometown. That helped me a lot, for sure. It was nice to hear familiar voices when I was coming off the field.''

Duffy worked out of trouble in the first inning before settling in. He struck out five and walked three.

A trio of Royals relievers combined for three scoreless innings to close it out. Kansas City had lost six of seven.

''I felt I threw the ball pretty well. Early on, I was a little more wild than I wanted to be,'' Duffy said. ''I was able to make pitches when I needed to. I threw my heater well, for the most part, and I was pleased with that.''

Kansas City scored three runs in the third to take the lead. Adalberto Mondesi's single to right sent Whit Merrifield to third and he scored on Kole Calhoun's error. Dozier's two-out double made it 3-0.

''It was kind of one that was in that grey area - maybe I would have a chance to get to it. If I miss it, we're in trouble,'' Calhoun said. ''So I decided to check up on that and it kind of skipped away from me. That's a big part of the game right there. It led to a big inning for them. It's something you really never want to happen. I thought it bounced a little different.''

Mike Trout had two hits for the Angels, including a first-inning double that gave him an extra-base hit in three consecutive games. He appears to be finding his swing and timing. A day earlier, he hit his 250th career home run.

Trout and Kevan Smith were each on base three times. Smith's run-scoring double in the fourth scored Calhoun.

In the sixth, Duffy was hit in the lower left leg by Tommy La Stella's comebacker. Royals manager Ned Yost and a trainer went out to check on Duffy, but he stayed in the game. He retired the next batter to end the inning and was done for the day after 106 pitches.

Tyler Skaggs (4-4) struck out seven and allowed four runs - three earned - on 110 pitches in 5 2/3 innings. He needed 24 pitches to get through a scoreless first inning and threw 72 pitches over the first three.

A struggling Chris Owings had an RBI single in the sixth to make it 4-1 and chase Skaggs.

SNAP OUT OF IT

Backup catcher Cam Gallagher singled off Angels reliever Noe Ramirez in the ninth to halt an 0-for-22 slide.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: 1B Lucas Duda (back) is getting closer to a rehab assignment.

Angels: Calhoun was hit on the inside of his wrist by a pitch in the fourth and was checked by a trainer, but stayed in the game. He had the wrist wrapped in ice afterward and said the ball struck him on the meaty part of his wrist. He said he'll be fine.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Homer Bailey (4-4, 5.36 ERA) is scheduled to start Tuesday at St. Louis. In his last outing, he allowed six runs on a season-high eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Angels: RHP Felix Pena (2-1, 3.49 ERA) is set to pitch Monday night at home against Minnesota, though the Angels have used an opener in his last four outings. In those appearances, he is 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA.

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  • W: D. Duffy (3-1)L: T. Skaggs (4-4)
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N. Lopez 2B51200003.320.393.440.8333.0
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A. Gordon LF31110124.292.389.528.9175.0
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J. Soler DH40000004.249.304.486.7900.0
C. Owings 3B40110032.142.204.236.4410.5
C. Gallagher C40100011.114.170.114.2840.5
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M. Maldonado C00000000.188.286.248.5340.0
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    D. Fletcher LF50000002.295.335.423.7580.0
    M. Trout CF40200000.303.471.5851.0564.0
    S. Ohtani DH30000122.267.353.400.7530.0
    A. Simmons SS40000014.299.325.418.743-0.5
    A. Pujols 1B40100012.241.307.448.7550.5
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    T. La Stella 2B40200012.296.376.576.9521.5
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    • a-popped out for Cozart in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Gordon (14), H. Dozier (9), B. Hamilton (4)
    • RBI - A. Gordon (34), H. Dozier 2 (26), C. Owings (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon (14), H. Dozier 2 (11), C. Owings (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Dozier 5 (5), J. Soler, C. Owings 2 (2), C. Gallagher
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Trout (10), K. Smith (6)
    • RBI - K. Smith (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), A. Simmons 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2), T. La Stella, Z. Cozart 3 (3)
    FIELDING
    • E - K. Calhoun (3)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Duffy (W, 3-1)6.05113503.451.4021.5
    S. Barlow (H, 3)1.01000102.011.032.5
    J. Diekman (H, 5)1.00000303.150.904.5
    I. Kennedy1.00000003.201.273.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Duffy (W, 3-1)6.0
    S. Barlow (H, 3)1.0
    J. Diekman (H, 5)1.0
    I. Kennedy1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (L, 4-4)5.26432705.011.402.5
    L. Bard1.10000102.661.133.5
    C. Allen1.01001105.141.861.5
    N. Ramirez1.02111103.051.16-0.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (L, 4-4)5.2
    L. Bard1.1
    C. Allen1.0
    N. Ramirez1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Duffy
    • HBP - D. Duffy (2), S. Barlow (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 106-69, S. Barlow 20-14, J. Diekman 15-11, I. Kennedy 15-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 4-9, I. Kennedy 1-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 27, S. Barlow 5, J. Diekman 3, I. Kennedy 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - N. Ramirez
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 110-70, L. Bard 23-15, C. Allen 19-12, N. Ramirez 25-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-4, N. Ramirez 2-0
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, L. Bard 4, C. Allen 5, N. Ramirez 7
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    N. Lopez 2B51200003.320.393.440.8333.0
    A. Mondesi SS51200013.280.315.478.7942.5
    A. Gordon LF31110124.292.389.528.9175.0
    H. Dozier 1B40120116.303.398.574.9724.5
    J. Soler DH40000004.249.304.486.7900.0
    C. Owings 3B40110032.142.204.236.4410.5
    C. Gallagher C40100011.114.170.114.2840.5
    T. Gore PR0000-000.400.423.520.000-
    M. Maldonado C00000000.188.286.248.5340.0
    B. Hamilton CF41100020.226.302.290.5922.0
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      D. Fletcher LF50000002.295.335.423.7580.0
      M. Trout CF40200000.303.471.5851.0564.0
      S. Ohtani DH30000122.267.353.400.7530.0
      A. Simmons SS40000014.299.325.418.743-0.5
      A. Pujols 1B40100012.241.307.448.7550.5
      K. Calhoun RF31000031.236.318.484.8030.5
      K. Smith C20110211.300.408.450.8584.5
      T. La Stella 2B40200012.296.376.576.9521.5
      Z. Cozart 3B30000005.131.183.155.3380.0
      a- B. Goodwin PH10000000.299.368.470.8390.0
      T. Skaggs P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      • a-popped out for Cozart in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Gordon (14), H. Dozier (9), B. Hamilton (4)
      • RBI - A. Gordon (34), H. Dozier 2 (26), C. Owings (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon (14), H. Dozier 2 (11), C. Owings (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - H. Dozier 5 (5), J. Soler, C. Owings 2 (2), C. Gallagher
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Trout (10), K. Smith (6)
      • RBI - K. Smith (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 2 (2), A. Simmons 2 (2), A. Pujols 2 (2), T. La Stella, Z. Cozart 3 (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - K. Calhoun (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (W, 3-1)6.05113503.451.4021.5
      S. Barlow (H, 3)1.01000102.011.032.5
      J. Diekman (H, 5)1.00000303.150.904.5
      I. Kennedy1.00000003.201.273.0
      Total9.0611390---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (W, 3-1)6.0
      S. Barlow (H, 3)1.0
      J. Diekman (H, 5)1.0
      I. Kennedy1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (L, 4-4)5.26432705.011.402.5
      L. Bard1.10000102.661.133.5
      C. Allen1.01001105.141.861.5
      N. Ramirez1.02111103.051.16-0.5
      Total9.09544100---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (L, 4-4)5.2
      L. Bard1.1
      C. Allen1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy
      • HBP - D. Duffy (2), S. Barlow (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 106-69, S. Barlow 20-14, J. Diekman 15-11, I. Kennedy 15-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 4-9, I. Kennedy 1-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 27, S. Barlow 5, J. Diekman 3, I. Kennedy 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - N. Ramirez
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 110-70, L. Bard 23-15, C. Allen 19-12, N. Ramirez 25-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 6-4, N. Ramirez 2-0
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 25, L. Bard 4, C. Allen 5, N. Ramirez 7
      • 9TH INNING
        Gordon hit by pitch, Hamilton scored, Merrifield to third, Lopez to second51
      • 6TH INNING
        Owings singled to right center, Gordon scored41
      • 4TH INNING
        Smith doubled to left center, Calhoun scored31
      • 3RD INNING
        Dozier doubled to deep right center, Lopez and Mondesi scored30
        Mondesi singled to right, Merrifield scored, Lopez to third, Mondesi to second on right fielder Calhoun fielding error10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Noe Ramirez relieved Cody Allen
        • C. Gallagher: Ball, Ball, Gallagher singled to right center
        • Terrance Gore ran for Cam Gallagher
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hamilton doubled to right, Gore to third
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Ball, Lopez reached on fielder's choice to first, Gore out at home, Hamilton to third, Merrifield to second
        • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon hit by pitch, Hamilton scored, Merrifield to third, Lopez to second
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Dozier grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ian Kennedy relieved Jake Diekman
        • Brian Goodwin hit for Zack Cozart
        • Martin Maldonado catching
        • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Goodwin popped out to third
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout lined out to right
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Cody Allen relieved Luke Bard
        • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Mondesi flied out to deep right
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon doubled to left center
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
        • J. Soler: Soler lined out to center
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • S. Barlow Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols singled to left
        • Jake Diekman relieved Scott Barlow
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Bard Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Merrifield flied out to right
        • N. Lopez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lopez lined out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Scott Barlow relieved Danny Duffy
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher lined out to left
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout hit by pitch
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Simmons flied out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
        • H. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • J. Soler: Pickoff attempt, Soler grounded out to first, Gordon to second
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Owings singled to right center, Gordon scored
        • Luke Bard relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • C. Gallagher: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Gallagher flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Pujols flied out to deep left
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • K. Smith: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, La Stella reached on an infield single to pitcher, Smith to second
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cozart fouled out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Merrifield flied out to deep center
        • N. Lopez: Foul, Lopez grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Ball, Mondesi grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Trout: Strike swinging, Foul, Trout flied out to center
        • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani grounded out to second
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Simmons struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • C. Owings: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • C. Gallagher: Gallagher grounded out to shortstop
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Hamilton flied out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols struck out looking
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun hit by pitch
        • K. Smith: Foul, Smith doubled to left center, Calhoun scored
        • T. La Stella: La Stella singled to shallow right, Smith to third
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Cozart popped out to second
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Fletcher reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, La Stella out at second
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • N. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Lopez singled to right, Merrifield to second
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Mondesi singled to right, Merrifield scored, Lopez to third, Mondesi to second on right fielder Calhoun fielding error
        • A. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Foul, Dozier doubled to deep right center, Lopez and Mondesi scored
        • J. Soler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Soler grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to second
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout singled to center
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Trout to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Soler popped out to second
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • C. Gallagher: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallagher struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • K. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Smith walked
        • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, La Stella popped out to shortstop
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield popped out to second
        • N. Lopez: Strike swinging, Lopez singled to left
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Mondesi singled to left, Lopez to second
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Dozier grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher flied out to left
        • M. Trout: Trout doubled to deep right
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
        • A. Simmons: Simmons popped out to first
        • A. Pujols: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pujols flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)