Heaney throws one-hitter on 27th birthday

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Andrew Heaney's day started with the gift of an electric bike he was driving around the stadium and a card from his mom for his 27th birthday.

The day got even better. Heaney pitched a one-hitter to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Heaney only allowed a single to Hunter Dozier with one out in the fifth and needed 116 pitches to pitch his first complete game. He got all 27 outs, which was appropriate on his 27th birthday.

''That's the first time I've done it in pro ball at any point and time,'' Heaney said. ''That was fun. You want to shake your catcher's hand and go shake hands with your teammates. It's a fun feeling. It's something I'll never forget and try to do it again.''

Heaney credited a more consistent slider with his fastball to get him through the early part of the game and then started working in his changeup in the fourth inning to keep the Royals off balance.

He was set to celebrate with cheesecake made by his wife Jordan. She used his mom's recipe. The cake was in the Angels clubhouse, and he was set to eat some after interviews if there was any left, he said. After that, he planned to hang out with his wife, dogs and have more dessert, this time tres leches, also made by his wife.

The treats were well deserved after throwing such a gem.

Heaney (3-4) hit Jon Jay to start the game, then retired 13 consecutive batters.

''You can't say enough, just all his pitches and maintaining his stuff,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''Pitching with his back against the wall the whole game. His stuff in the ninth inning was as good as any time during the game and that's a great sign.''

The Angels, who have won four of their last five, scored their run when Michael Hermosillo was caught in a rundown trying to steal second base. Chris Young ran home from third to score the lone run of the game.

''... It's a play, are you looking for it with two outs in the fifth inning? You're always looking for it with these guys,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''You always know it's a possibility. It was just a good play.''

Heaney had thrown 105 pitches through eight innings. His 116 were the most in his career, yet he was still hitting 95 mph in the final frame.

''It was a very quick conversation,'' Scioscia said of whether Heaney would go back out for the ninth inning. ''He was ready for it. He was ready for the challenge. He wanted it and finished it off well.''

Heaney said there was no conversation. They asked if he was OK, and he said yeah.

''It was probably a little bit of adrenalin,'' Heaney said. ''The crowd was going a little bit. It was exciting.''

Brad Keller (1-2), making his second start, allowed allowed just one run on five hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Albert Pujols was out of the lineup Tuesday for a day off. Shohei Ohtani wasn't in the lineup since he is pitching Wednesday and doesn't bat the day before or after his starts.

Justin Upton was 3-for-3, but it was difficult for the Angels to get much going.

''Get them across how you can, I guess,'' Heaney said. ''Honestly, when I sit down, its like a human wall in front of me. I can't really see the game. I can just see the scoreboard and the outs.''

FIRST TIMERS

This was the first complete game, one-hitter for the Angels since Ervin Santana did it in 2012 against Arizona ... Heaney is the first left-hander to throw a one-hit shutout since Chuck Finley did it in 1989 at Boston ... Heaney is the first pitcher to throw a one-hit shutout on his birthday since the Cardinals' Vicente Palacios did it in 1994 in Houston ... Heaney is the first Angel to throw a shutout on his birthday since Andy Messersmith did it on Aug. 6, 1971 against Minnesota.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: INF Lucas Duda (right foot plantar fascitis) participated in live batting practice Tuesday and took ground balls and ran. Ned Yost said he's ''getting close.''

Angels: INF Andrelton Simmons came out of Tuesday's game with a sprained right ankle. Mike Scioscia said he was being evaluated for an injury that happened going out to the field before the game.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy (1-6, 6.08) is winless in his last six starts. His last victory came two months ago, on April 7. In his last start, he gave up eight runs on seven hits in three innings and the Royals lost to Oakland, 16-0.

Angels RHP Ohtani (4-1, 3.18) will make his fifth start at home, where he is 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA. The Angels are 6-2 when Ohtani starts.

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M. Moustakas 3B40000001.270.323.494.8170.0
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A. Escobar SS30000001.233.282.321.6030.0
A. Gordon LF30000021.256.315.354.668-1.0
D. Butera DH30000010.160.250.247.497-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    I. Kinsler 2B40000002.207.274.340.6140.0
    A. Simmons SS00000100.330.399.460.8601.0
    J. Marte 1B30000010.268.318.451.769-0.5
    M. Trout DH40100011.315.447.6711.1180.5
    J. Upton LF30300000.254.331.456.7873.0
    L. Valbuena 1B-3B30000014.237.282.375.657-0.5
    Z. Cozart 3B-SS30000013.225.301.380.681-0.5
    M. Maldonado C30100011.247.305.360.6650.5
    C. Young CF31100011.159.256.275.5321.5
    M. Hermosillo RF30100001.214.353.357.7100.0
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - M. Hermosillo
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Moustakas-Merrifield-Dozier)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Keller (L, 1-2)4.15111302.121.151.5
      K. McCarthy0.20000003.081.100.0
      T. Oaks3.02000307.452.178.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Keller (L, 1-2)4.1
      K. McCarthy0.2
      T. Oaks3.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Heaney (W, 3-4)9.01001403.121.1037.0
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Heaney (W, 3-4)9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 75-45, K. McCarthy 1-1, T. Oaks 41-30
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 2-7, T. Oaks 4-2
      • Batters Faced - B. Keller 18, K. McCarthy, T. Oaks 11
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Heaney (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 116-81
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 13-10
      • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 30
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      W. Merrifield 2B40000001.286.368.419.7860.0
      M. Moustakas 3B40000001.270.323.494.8170.0
      S. Perez C30000001.241.290.469.7590.0
      J. Soler RF20000100.268.361.478.8391.0
      H. Dozier 1B30100011.254.315.373.6880.5
      A. Escobar SS30000001.233.282.321.6030.0
      A. Gordon LF30000021.256.315.354.668-1.0
      D. Butera DH30000010.160.250.247.497-0.5
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        L. Valbuena 1B-3B30000014.237.282.375.657-0.5
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          BASERUNNING
          • CS - M. Hermosillo
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Moustakas-Merrifield-Dozier)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Keller (L, 1-2)4.15111302.121.151.5
          K. McCarthy0.20000003.081.100.0
          T. Oaks3.02000307.452.178.5
          Total8.0711160---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Keller (L, 1-2)4.1
          K. McCarthy0.2
          T. Oaks3.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Heaney (W, 3-4)9.01001403.121.1037.0
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          PITCHERSIP
          A. Heaney (W, 3-4)9.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 75-45, K. McCarthy 1-1, T. Oaks 41-30
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 2-7, T. Oaks 4-2
          • Batters Faced - B. Keller 18, K. McCarthy, T. Oaks 11
          PITCHING
          • HBP - A. Heaney (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Heaney 116-81
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Heaney 13-10
          • Batters Faced - A. Heaney 30
          • 5TH INNING
            Young stole home Hermosillo out at second01
            Strike looking, Young scored, Hermosillo out at second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Foul, Jay grounded out to second
            • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Merrifield lined out to right
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • D. Butera: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Butera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Oaks Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Marte: Marte grounded out to third
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • M. Moustakas: Strike swinging, Moustakas grounded out to first
            • S. Perez: Ball, Perez lined out to center
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Dozier flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Oaks Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cozart grounded out to third
            • M. Maldonado: Foul, Ball, Maldonado reached on an infield single to third
            • C. Young: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
            • M. Hermosillo: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hermosillo grounded into fielder's choice to second, Maldonado out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • D. Butera: Butera grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Foul, Jay grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Trevor Oaks relieved Kevin McCarthy
            • J. Marte: Marte flied out to shallow center
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton singled to left
            • L. Valbuena: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Soler grounded out to third
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier singled to left
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar flied out to left
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to third
            • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Foul, Young singled to center
            • M. Hermosillo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hermosillo singled to left, Young to second
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Brad Keller
            • I. Kinsler: Kinsler flied out to deep right, Young to third
            • J. Marte: Strike looking, Strike looking, Young scored, Hermosillo out at second, Young stole home Hermosillo out at second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Merrifield fouled out to catcher
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to second
            • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Perez flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • J. Marte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout reached on an infield single to third
            • J. Upton: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Upton reached on an infield single to shortstop, Trout to third
            • L. Valbuena: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Valbuena flied out to center
            • Z. Cozart: Strike swinging, Cozart flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Jefry Marte at first base
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • D. Butera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Butera fouled out to first
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Jay grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Young lined out to third
            • M. Hermosillo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hermosillo popped out to second
            • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Kinsler lined out to left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soler grounded out to third
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • A. Escobar: Strike swinging, Escobar popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Upton reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • L. Valbuena: Strike swinging, Valbuena flied out to left
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Cozart struck out on foul tip
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Heaney Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Jay hit by pitch
            • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Merrifield popped out to third
            • M. Moustakas: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Moustakas reached on fielder's choice to second, Jay out at second
            • S. Perez: Ball, Foul, Perez popped out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler flied out to left
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
            • M. Trout: Ball, Trout grounded into double play third to second to first, Simmons out at second
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)