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Angels See Home Opener Royally Spoiled

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Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Final Score in Anaheim: Angels 2 Royals 4

On the day that Arte Moreno would not say Josh Hamilton would ever play for the team again, Angels fans found a few players to aim their booing at. Fernando Salas may have won the mopup role in the bullpen with a gutless inning that saw him load the bases and walk in a run. Chris Iannetta had four strikeouts. C.J. Cron is still looking for his first hit of the season.

Kendrys Morales showed up to haunt the Angels with a sixth inning home run to make the game 3-1 and perhaps worse, making the use of Hector Santiago into the sixth inning too risky for Scioscia to try twice this season.

Hector overall was good, allowing three runs and eating some innings. Jose Alvarez might have passed up Salas on the bullpen depth chart. When something like that is a highlight, the game you just saw was a lowlight. David Freese homering was as big a deal as happened all night. Albert Pujols grounding into a double play to kill a potential rally was the lowlight until the Salas mishap.

Turn the page. Game starts at 6:00 PM Saturday night.