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Bullpen Picks Up Hector Santiago's Work In Rain Delayed Victory

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Hector almost wins, Grilli debuts. A clean day of baseball with the exception of a rain delay.

"Almost, Hector!"
"Almost, Hector!"
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Final score from Kansas City, Game 2: Angels 6 Royals 2

WP: Mike Morin (2-1) / LP: Yordano Ventura (5-7)

It looked like Hector Santiago would finally earn his first win in an Angels uniform. That did not happen due to Mother Nature. It downpoured at Kauffman Stadium and the game was delayed four about four hours. Hector made it through four innings when the game was called and his numbers were pretty good. He sat down four batters and allowed the same amount of hits without any walks. Fortunately for the Halos, Mike Morin entered the game and kept it together once play resumed. Well, sort of. Morin gave up two runs but his Mike Scioscia's offense had already produced six runs.

Today's offense leader was David Freese. Across three hits, Freese brought in three runs for the team. One batter that failed to deliver was Josh Hamlton. Three strikeouts while leaving three men on base. Wow. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols also contributed with some runs batted in. And Mike Trout, after sending out of Kauffman at nearly 500 feet, went a little quiet with two strikeouts.

Jason Grilli made his Angels debut just one day after being shipped over from the Pirates. Easy going from there -- no hits and a strikeout in one inning of work. Joe Smith followed by ending the game in the ninth inning and the Angels have now won eight of their last ten games.