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Erick Aybar Stays Hot As Angels Take Two

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Final Score in Game Two: Angels 10, Royals 2

Angels shortstop Erick Aybar lit up the Kansas City pitching staff, going 4 for 5 with 3 RBI, Bobby Abreu added in three doubles while driving in 3 runs and Rob Quinlan muscled up with a homer in the 3rd inning as the Angels scored 18 runs in the twin-bill. For the day, Aybar was a blistering 7 for 9 with 4 RBI and 5 runs scored. On the pitching side, rookie Sean O'Sullivan went 5.1, giving up 2 runs on 6 hits to get his 3rd win.

The shocker of the evening came in the 6th inning when Justin Speier entered the game with Jose Guillen representing the tying run on second base. Speier, who had retired just one batter out of the last 13 he faced, struck out John Buck and Ryan Freel to preserve the Halo lead.

The Halos broke open the game in the 7th when they scored seven times, highlighted by Aybar's bases loaded triple.

With Tuesday's losses, the Royals have lost 8 straight, while the Angels improved to 54-38 on the season and have won 8 of their last 10.

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