Pujols passes Gehrig for career RBIs; Angels top Royals 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning and moved past Lou Gehrig into fourth place on the career RBIs list, and Tyler Skaggs pitched five shutout innings as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 Friday night.

Pujols has 1,995 RBIs, one behind Barry Bonds in third place. Only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) have more than 2,000 RBIs.

Skaggs (2-2) continued to baffle the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. The left-hander didn't allow a run in five innings plus one batter.

Skaggs has allowed just one earned run over 26 innings (0.35 ERA) in four starts. He now has the best ERA all-time in Kansas City (0.35) with a minimum of 20 innings. In four starts against Kansas City, the Royals have hit .227 against (17-of-88, .193 average, with three doubles).

The Royals' Danny Duffy (0-1) gave up three runs on five hits in five innings in his first start of the season after spending the nearly two months on the injured list with left shoulder impingement.

Duffy struggled in the first inning, allowing two runs on three hits. He gave up another run in the fifth on a two-out double by Andrelton Simmons.

The Angels got their fourth run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Luis Rengifo. It was Rengifo's first career RBI. The Angels added another run in the eighth on Kole Calhoun's seventh homer of the season.

Pujols passed Gehrig by hitting a 2-1 pitch to left-center that traveled 430 feet.

The Royals nearly got to Skaggs in the fourth. With two outs, Alex Gordon and Hunter Dozier singled and Jorge Soler drew a walk. But Skaggs got Ryan O'Hearn to swing at a 3-2 fastball.

The Royals got a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Adalberto Mondesi.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels OF/RHP Shohei Ohtani continues to take live batting practice in his attempt to return from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the operation Oct. 1, 2018. ... OF Mike Trout was the DH against the Royals, but manager Brad Ausmus said it was because the Angels got in late following a late 11-5 victory over the New York Yankees in Anaheim.

Royals 3B Hunter Dozier was back in the lineup, but not on defense. He served as the designated hitter. He came out of Monday's game in Tampa with back spasms. Kansas City manager Ned Yost said Dozier probably would be the DH for a couple of days. ''He's making progress. He's feeling better. He feels good today, but he'll probably DH for a couple of days until he's feeling better.''

ROSTER NEWS

The Angels reinstated LHP Tyler Skaggs from the 10-day injured list, where he'd been since April 13 with a left ankle sprain. He took the spot of RHP Cody Allen, who was placed on the 10-day IL with a lumbar spine strain. ''It first came up probably three or four days ago,'' Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus said. ''We actually had a game where it locked up in the bullpen; he was unavailable. It seemed to be better the next day, and then better even more the following day. Just prior to coming out from his last outing, he said that it tightened up again.''

The Angels also recalled RHP Luke Bard from Triple-A Salt Lake and optioned RHP Matt Ramsey to Salt Lake.

The Royals activated LHP Danny Duffy from the 10-day IL. He made his first appearance - and first start - of the season against the Angels on Friday night. Duffy was placed on the injured list with left shoulder impingement syndrome during spring training. He had one appearance at Double-A Northwest Arkansas (five innings, four hits, one unearned run and seven strikeouts). To make room, the Royals optioned LHP Tim Hill to Triple-A Omaha. Hill was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in eight relief appearances.

The Royals also placed 1B Lucas Duda on the 10-day IL (retroactive to April 24) with a lumbar strain, and recalled IF Kelvin Gutierrez from Omaha. Gutierrez was hitting .333 (22-for-66) with a double, two homers and 10 RBI in his first 18 games with the Storm Chasers this season.

UP NEXT

Angels RHP Jaime Barria (2-1, 4.26 ERA) will take the mound for the first time against the Royals. He is in his second stint with the club, after being recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on April 15.

Royals RHP Jorge Lopez (0-2, 4.50 ERA) will pitch for the Royals. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his four starts this season, including seven against the Yankees in New York in his last start (no decision).

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  • W: T. Skaggs (2-2)L: D. Duffy (0-1)
  • HR: LAA - A. Pujols (4), K. Calhoun (7)
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    W. Merrifield 2B21100200.302.353.519.8726.0
    A. Mondesi SS30010012.275.297.500.7970.5
    A. Gordon LF40100001.309.391.564.9551.0
    H. Dozier DH40100010.320.422.6531.0760.5
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    R. O'Hearn 1B30000023.169.302.352.654-1.0
    C. Owings 3B30100020.163.234.291.5250.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Simmons (10), L. Rengifo
      • HR - A. Pujols (4), K. Calhoun (7)
      • SF - L. Rengifo
      • RBI - A. Simmons (15), A. Pujols 2 (13), K. Calhoun (16), L. Rengifo
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (4), A. Pujols 2 (6)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), A. Pujols, K. Smith, B. Goodwin, P. Bourjos
      BATTING
      • 3B - W. Merrifield (3)
      • SF - A. Mondesi (4)
      • RBI - A. Mondesi (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. O'Hearn 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - L. Rengifo
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - B. Hamilton (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Fletcher-Rengifo-Pujols; Rengifo-Simmons-Pujols; Simmons-Rengifo-Pujols)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Soler
      • DP - (Mondesi-Merrifield-O'Hearn)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (W, 2-2)5.03003503.151.2518.5
      L. Bard2.00000203.381.137.0
      C. Bedrosian1.01000103.461.312.5
      J. Anderson1.01110003.121.151.0
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (W, 2-2)5.0
      L. Bard2.0
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      J. Anderson1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (L, 0-1)5.05333115.401.60-0.5
      R. Lovelady0.12111007.202.00-4.0
      J. Newberry0.20000002.080.810.0
      H. Fillmyer3.03110019.001.735.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (L, 0-1)5.0
      R. Lovelady0.1
      J. Newberry0.2
      H. Fillmyer3.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 92-52, L. Bard 22-14, C. Bedrosian 7-5, J. Anderson 16-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-3, L. Bard 2-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0, J. Anderson 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 19, L. Bard 5, C. Bedrosian 3, J. Anderson 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 86-51, R. Lovelady 23-12, J. Newberry 11-8, H. Fillmyer 47-29
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 9-4, J. Newberry 2-0, H. Fillmyer 6-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 22, R. Lovelady 4, J. Newberry 2, H. Fillmyer 11
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Trout DH51100001.297.500.5951.0952.0
      A. Simmons SS50110012.273.286.445.7312.5
      A. Pujols 1B41121001.228.337.418.7557.0
      K. Calhoun RF32211100.200.296.463.7599.0
      K. Smith C40100001.268.362.415.7761.0
      L. Rengifo 2B20210100.500.500.6671.1675.0
      B. Goodwin LF30100102.333.427.565.9922.0
      P. Bourjos CF40000004.091.109.114.2220.0
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        W. Merrifield 2B21100200.302.353.519.8726.0
        A. Mondesi SS30010012.275.297.500.7970.5
        A. Gordon LF40100001.309.391.564.9551.0
        H. Dozier DH40100010.320.422.6531.0760.5
        J. Soler RF20000110.224.290.469.7590.5
        R. O'Hearn 1B30000023.169.302.352.654-1.0
        C. Owings 3B30100020.163.234.291.5250.0
        M. Maldonado C30100011.179.267.269.5350.5
        B. Hamilton CF30000002.222.305.292.597-1.0
        D. Duffy P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Simmons (10), L. Rengifo
          • HR - A. Pujols (4), K. Calhoun (7)
          • SF - L. Rengifo
          • RBI - A. Simmons (15), A. Pujols 2 (13), K. Calhoun (16), L. Rengifo
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons (4), A. Pujols 2 (6)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Fletcher 3 (3), A. Pujols, K. Smith, B. Goodwin, P. Bourjos
          BATTING
          • 3B - W. Merrifield (3)
          • SF - A. Mondesi (4)
          • RBI - A. Mondesi (21)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. O'Hearn 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • Picked Off - L. Rengifo
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - B. Hamilton (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Fletcher-Rengifo-Pujols; Rengifo-Simmons-Pujols; Simmons-Rengifo-Pujols)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Soler
          • DP - (Mondesi-Merrifield-O'Hearn)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Skaggs (W, 2-2)5.03003503.151.2518.5
          L. Bard2.00000203.381.137.0
          C. Bedrosian1.01000103.461.312.5
          J. Anderson1.01110003.121.151.0
          Total9.0511380---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Skaggs (W, 2-2)5.0
          L. Bard2.0
          C. Bedrosian1.0
          J. Anderson1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Duffy (L, 0-1)5.05333115.401.60-0.5
          R. Lovelady0.12111007.202.00-4.0
          J. Newberry0.20000002.080.810.0
          H. Fillmyer3.03110019.001.735.0
          Total9.01055412---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Duffy (L, 0-1)5.0
          R. Lovelady0.1
          J. Newberry0.2
          H. Fillmyer3.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 92-52, L. Bard 22-14, C. Bedrosian 7-5, J. Anderson 16-9
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-3, L. Bard 2-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0, J. Anderson 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 19, L. Bard 5, C. Bedrosian 3, J. Anderson 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 86-51, R. Lovelady 23-12, J. Newberry 11-8, H. Fillmyer 47-29
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 9-4, J. Newberry 2-0, H. Fillmyer 6-2
          • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 22, R. Lovelady 4, J. Newberry 2, H. Fillmyer 11
          • 9TH INNING
            Mondesi hit sacrifice fly to left, Merrifield scored51
          • 8TH INNING
            Calhoun homered to right50
          • 6TH INNING
            Rengifo hit sacrifice fly to center, Calhoun scored40
          • 5TH INNING
            Simmons doubled to deep left, Trout scored30
          • 1ST INNING
            Pujols homered to left center, Fletcher scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Fletcher flied out to left
            • M. Trout: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Simmons grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Justin Anderson relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Merrifield tripled to left center
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi hit sacrifice fly to left, Merrifield scored
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gordon flied out to right
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun homered to right
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to first
            • L. Rengifo: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Rengifo singled to right
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Goodwin singled to right center, Rengifo to third
            • P. Bourjos: Foul, Ball, Ball, Rengifo picked off at third, catcher to third, Foul, Bourjos reached on fielder's choice to second, Goodwin out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Luke Bard
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Maldonado singled to left
            • B. Hamilton: Hamilton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Maldonado out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Heath Fillmyer relieved Jake Newberry
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Trout lined out to center
            • A. Simmons: Simmons grounded out to third
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Bard Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
            • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soler grounded out to shortstop
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Richard Lovelady relieved Danny Duffy
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun singled to center
            • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Smith singled to right, Calhoun to third
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Rengifo hit sacrifice fly to center, Calhoun scored
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked, Smith to second
            • Jake Newberry relieved Richard Lovelady
            • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bourjos reached on fielder's choice to center, Smith out at third, Goodwin to second
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Merrifield walked
            • Luke Bard relieved Tyler Skaggs
            • A. Mondesi: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Mondesi flied out to right
            • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Gordon grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Merrifield out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • P. Bourjos: Bourjos grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Fletcher walked
            • M. Trout: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Trout reached on fielder's choice to third, Fletcher out at second
            • A. Simmons: Simmons doubled to deep left, Trout scored
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pujols grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Owings struck out looking
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Maldonado lined out to third
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hamilton grounded out to third
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
            • K. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Smith grounded out to third
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Rengifo walked
            • B. Goodwin: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Goodwin grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon singled to right center
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Dozier singled to left, Gordon to second
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Soler walked, Gordon to third, Dozier to second
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, O'Hearn struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to center
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pujols popped out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • C. Owings: Foul, Foul, Owings singled to right
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
            • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hamilton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Owings out at second
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Hamilton picked off at second, pitcher to first
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rengifo doubled to left
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Goodwin flied out to deep left
            • P. Bourjos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bourjos flied out to right, Rengifo to third
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Fletcher grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier flied out to center
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
            • R. O'Hearn: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, O'Hearn popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to right
            • M. Trout: Trout singled to right, Fletcher to second
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Fletcher to third, Trout out at second
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols homered to left center, Fletcher scored
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • K. Smith: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Smith grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Skaggs Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield walked
            • A. Mondesi: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Mondesi grounded into double play third to second to first, Merrifield out at second
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)