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: