Trout, Pujols back Harvey and lift Angels over Royals 5-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Matt Harvey seems to be finding his groove.

Harvey, who signed an $11 million, one-year deal with the Angels in the offseason, pitched two-run ball for five innings, and Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had two hits each as Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Friday night.

''The offspeed pitches were working well, and I could keep them off balance with the curveball,'' said Harvey, who has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. ''It was probably the best that's been all year. Pretty consistent in the zone and was able to bounce a few when I needed to. Working that in was definitely the key tonight.''

The Angels opened a nine-game homestand with a win after dropping three of four.

The Royals have lost three in a row and five of six.

Harvey (2-3) retired eight of his first nine batters and didn't give up a hit until the third inning. He struck out six, allowed four hits and walked four in five-plus innings. He issued back-to-back walks to start the sixth, and his night was done.

The bullpen did its job, as four relievers combined for four scoreless innings.

Harvey faced runners on the corners after a two-out walk in the fourth but got Martin Maldonado to fly out to right field.

Hansel Robles earned his fifth save. He got hit on the inside of his left foot on a comebacker by Chris Owings to lead off the ninth. He was looked at by a trainer and manager Brad Ausmus but stayed in the game.

Pujols made a diving play at first base to get Owings out on a bang-bang play before he slid headfirst into first base.

Pujols passed Alex Rodriguez for 20th on the career hit list with 3,116.

Ryan O'Hearn hit a two-run single to left to pull the Royals within 4-2 in the sixth. The Royals had just six hits.

Kansas City had runners on the corners in the eighth inning against Cam Bedrosian after he got two outs to start the inning, but he got Maldonado to ground into a fielder's choice.

Royals starter Brad Keller (2-5) continued to struggle with command and walked three during a three-run second. Keller allowed four earned runs on seven hits and five walks in 5 2/3 innings.

''He wasn't yanking the ball as much,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''Really, with five walks in the game, he had a couple of 0-2 mistakes for base hits, but all in all I thought he did a good job limiting the damage.''

SHO TIME

Shohei Ohtani received a hearty welcome for his first home appearance since returning following Tommy John surgery. He was 1 for 4 with two strikeouts.

SKIPPING A START

The Royals recalled RHP Heath Fillmyer from Triple-A Omaha and optioned INF Kelvin Gutierrez. Yost is using a four-man rotation, skipping Jorge Lopez's next start. With two off days next week, Yost said he wanted to keep starters on a five- or six-day rotation.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: OF Kole Calhoun was reinstated from the paternity list. His second child, daughter Knox, was born Wednesday and weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces ... LHP Andrew Heaney (elbow) is expected to make his next rehab start Monday at Triple-A Salt Lake.

UP NEXT

Royals: RHP Jakob Janis (3-4, 5.77 ERA) is 0-2 with a 8.10 ERA in two career games against the Angels. He last pitched at Angel Stadium in 2017.

Angels: RHP Griffin Canning (1-1, 5.65 ERA) will make his fourth career major league start. He suffered his first loss in his last start Sunday in Baltimore after allowing four earned runs on five hits with four walks and six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings.

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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Gordon (13)
      • RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (16)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi 2 (2), R. O'Hearn, M. Maldonado 4 (4), C. Owings 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Trout (9), K. Calhoun (9)
      • RBI - T. La Stella (26), A. Pujols (23), K. Calhoun (25), B. Goodwin (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella (11), A. Pujols (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella 2 (2), M. Trout, A. Simmons, K. Calhoun, J. Lucroy
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Mondesi 2 (17), A. Gordon (3)
      • CS - W. Merrifield (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Trout (6)
      • CS - D. Fletcher
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Owings-Lopez-O'Hearn; Keller-Lopez-O'Hearn)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Lucroy-Simmons)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Keller (L, 2-5)5.27445304.661.50-4.5
      R. Lovelady0.10000003.551.260.0
      S. Barlow1.02110302.111.031.5
      W. Peralta1.01000106.201.772.5
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Keller (L, 2-5)5.2
      R. Lovelady0.1
      S. Barlow1.0
      W. Peralta1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Harvey (W, 2-3)5.04224606.351.4315.0
      J. Anderson (H, 3)1.01001203.141.122.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 9)1.00000200.820.954.0
      C. Bedrosian (H, 4)1.01001002.951.271.0
      H. Robles (S, 5)1.00000003.600.9510.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Harvey (W, 2-3)5.0
      J. Anderson (H, 3)1.0
      T. Buttrey (H, 9)1.0
      C. Bedrosian (H, 4)1.0
      H. Robles (S, 5)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 108-63, R. Lovelady 5-2, S. Barlow 26-16, W. Peralta 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 8-4, R. Lovelady 1-0
      • Batters Faced - B. Keller 27, R. Lovelady, S. Barlow 5, W. Peralta 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Bedrosian 2 (7)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 91-51, J. Anderson 18-12, T. Buttrey 9-8, C. Bedrosian 21-14, H. Robles 16-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-3, T. Buttrey 1-0, C. Bedrosian 3-0, H. Robles 3-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 22, J. Anderson 5, T. Buttrey 3, C. Bedrosian 5, H. Robles 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      R. O'Hearn 1B20120211.194.313.355.6684.5
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        S. Ohtani DH40100022.289.372.368.7410.0
        A. Simmons SS41100014.305.328.424.7521.5
        A. Pujols 1B31210102.241.308.454.7625.0
        K. Calhoun RF41110012.238.322.490.8123.5
        J. Lucroy C31000121.262.328.443.7711.0
        B. Goodwin LF20010200.310.381.488.8693.0
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          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Gordon (13)
          • RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (16)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi 2 (2), R. O'Hearn, M. Maldonado 4 (4), C. Owings 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Trout (9), K. Calhoun (9)
          • RBI - T. La Stella (26), A. Pujols (23), K. Calhoun (25), B. Goodwin (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - T. La Stella (11), A. Pujols (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella 2 (2), M. Trout, A. Simmons, K. Calhoun, J. Lucroy
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Mondesi 2 (17), A. Gordon (3)
          • CS - W. Merrifield (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Trout (6)
          • CS - D. Fletcher
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Owings-Lopez-O'Hearn; Keller-Lopez-O'Hearn)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Lucroy-Simmons)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          B. Keller (L, 2-5)5.27445304.661.50-4.5
          R. Lovelady0.10000003.551.260.0
          S. Barlow1.02110302.111.031.5
          W. Peralta1.01000106.201.772.5
          Total8.01055570---
          PITCHERSIP
          B. Keller (L, 2-5)5.2
          R. Lovelady0.1
          S. Barlow1.0
          W. Peralta1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Harvey (W, 2-3)5.04224606.351.4315.0
          J. Anderson (H, 3)1.01001203.141.122.0
          T. Buttrey (H, 9)1.00000200.820.954.0
          C. Bedrosian (H, 4)1.01001002.951.271.0
          H. Robles (S, 5)1.00000003.600.9510.0
          Total9.06226100---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Harvey (W, 2-3)5.0
          J. Anderson (H, 3)1.0
          T. Buttrey (H, 9)1.0
          C. Bedrosian (H, 4)1.0
          H. Robles (S, 5)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 108-63, R. Lovelady 5-2, S. Barlow 26-16, W. Peralta 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 8-4, R. Lovelady 1-0
          • Batters Faced - B. Keller 27, R. Lovelady, S. Barlow 5, W. Peralta 3
          PITCHING
          • WP - C. Bedrosian 2 (7)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Harvey 91-51, J. Anderson 18-12, T. Buttrey 9-8, C. Bedrosian 21-14, H. Robles 16-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Harvey 5-3, T. Buttrey 1-0, C. Bedrosian 3-0, H. Robles 3-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Harvey 22, J. Anderson 5, T. Buttrey 3, C. Bedrosian 5, H. Robles 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Pujols singled to left, Trout scored25
          • 6TH INNING
            O'Hearn singled to shallow center, Mondesi and Gordon scored24
          • 3RD INNING
            Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to second, Simmons scored, Pujols out at second04
          • 2ND INNING
            La Stella singled to left, Lucroy scored03
            Fletcher grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Calhoun scored, Lucroy to third, Goodwin out at second02
            Goodwin walked, Pujols scored, Calhoun to third, Lucroy to second01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Hansel Robles relieved Cam Bedrosian
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Owings grounded out to pitcher
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to third
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Lopez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Cam Bedrosian relieved Ty Buttrey
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to second
            • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Soler singled to left center
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Soler to third on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn walked
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, O'Hearn out at second
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Wily Peralta relieved Scott Barlow
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy struck out looking
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodwin fouled out to catcher
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Foul, Fletcher singled to left
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Fletcher caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Zack Cozart at third base
            • Ty Buttrey relieved Justin Anderson
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • N. Lopez: Lopez grounded out to second
            • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Scott Barlow relieved Richard Lovelady
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Trout singled to center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
            • A. Simmons: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
            • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout stole second, Pujols singled to left, Trout scored
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mondesi walked
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Mondesi stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
            • Justin Anderson relieved Matt Harvey
            • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Mondesi stole third, Gordon to second, Foul, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, O'Hearn singled to shallow center, Mondesi and Gordon scored
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado walked, O'Hearn to second
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Owings flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun lined out to second
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Lucroy grounded out to second
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Fletcher reached on an infield single to shortstop, Goodwin to second
            • Richard Lovelady relieved Brad Keller
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, La Stella reached on fielder's choice to third, Fletcher out at second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield reached on an infield single to third
            • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Merrifield caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ohtani singled to left center, Trout to second
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons popped out to shortstop
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Ohtani out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Gordon doubled to deep right
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Dozier grounded out to second, Gordon to third
            • J. Soler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
            • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn walked
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maldonado flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Goodwin grounded out to third
            • D. Fletcher: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Fletcher grounded out to third
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, La Stella struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Owings grounded out to second
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Merrifield singled to shallow right
            • N. Lopez: Pickoff attempt, Lopez singled to right, Merrifield to third
            • A. Mondesi: Mondesi grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ohtani lined out to shortstop
            • A. Simmons: Simmons reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pujols singled to right center, Simmons to third
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to second, Simmons scored, Pujols out at second
            • J. Lucroy: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Lucroy struck out looking
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
            • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dozier walked
            • J. Soler: Soler lined out to right
            • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pujols walked
            • K. Calhoun: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun doubled to deep left, Pujols to third
            • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked, Pujols scored, Calhoun to third, Lucroy to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Calhoun scored, Lucroy to third, Goodwin out at second
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, La Stella singled to left, Lucroy scored
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to deep center
            • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Harvey Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • N. Lopez: Ball, Strike looking, Lopez lined out to third
            • A. Mondesi: Ball, Mondesi grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • B. Keller Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Trout: Trout doubled to deep right center
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)