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Angels Reach .500 with Jered Weaver Gem

Final Score in Kansas City: Angels 5, Royals 4...

Jered Weaver pitched 7 strong innings, Torii Hunter hit a 2-Run HR off of Zack Greinke and the Angels survived a ridiculous bullpen bobble to reach .500 at the 56 game mark and stay within striking distance of the AL West lead.

A late insurance run in the top of the 9th proved to be the difference as gutless closer Brian Fuentes surrendered a leadoff walk to Jose Guillen and then gave up a 1-out HR to ... okay are you ready for this... Willie Bloomquist. Gutless. Also on the chopping block is Kevin Jepsen who got into trouble with, surprise, a leadoff walk. Fernando Rodney had to relieve Jesepn in the bottom of the 8th and got a double play with one pitch, courtesy of a great stop at 2B by Kevin Frandsen and a nice toss to Robb Quinlan by Howie Kendrick, getting taken out with a slide at 2B but still nailing Billy Butler in his powder blue waddle towards 1B.

Highlights in the game for the Halos:

  • Weaver struck out 9 Royals
  • Hunter scored on a Mike Napoli sac fly in the 9th after doubling with 1 out
  • The team is 4-1 since losing Kendry Morales
  • Michael Ryan and Frandsen comboed with a double and basehit for an early run off Greinke