Anaheim Bulldozes Kansas City

June 30: Anaheim 17, Kansas City 5

Blerg. Anaheim bashed against all four KC pitchers that took the mound. Starter Mark Gubicza got just six outs and was lifted after the first five batters of the third inning came around to score. Bud Black came in for the next 4.1 and gave up four, then Joakim Soria poured gasoline on the dumpster fire by either walking or giving up a single to all five batters he faced in the midst of a 10 run inning for the Angels. Dan Quisenberry handled the last 2.2 innings while giving up another couple runs.

Bobby Grich reached base safely five out six times up, including a triple.

                       R  H BB
ANA 105 010 (10)00 - 17 16  9
KC  000 200   0 03 -  5 10  6

HR: J. Edmonds (7)

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
K. Escobar   6.0  2  2  0  3  3  
M. Gubicza   2.0  6  5  1  1  0 

ANA 28-51, KC 39-40

July 1: Anaheim 10, Kansas City 3

It was open season on KC twirlers the next day as well, as again four KC pitchers–Danny Jackson, Wade Davis, Jeff Montgomery, and Soria– took the mound and all gave up runs.

                   R  H BB
ANA 000 005 203 - 10 11  4
KC  000 003 000 -  3 11  4

HR: T. Hunter (9), T. Glaus (12), F. White (2)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
D. Chance   5.2  3  3  1  2  5  
D. Jackson  5.2  3  3  0  2  7 

ANA 29-51, KC 39-41

edmondsJuly 2: Anaheim 7, Kansas City 4

First place KC was putting together a more respectable game against last place Anaheim for the first seven innings, and clinging to a 4-3 lead in the eighth when the first two Angels got on base against starter Kevin Appier. In came Greg Holland, KC’s fireman, who promptly allowed both of Appier’s runners to score plus two more that he put on himself.

Jim Edmonds was unstoppable with a 4-for-4 day that included a double and a dong.

The Angles head into the All-Star break with their first four-game winning streak since taking their first four games of the season. KC headed into the series at .500 with a great chance to strengthen their lead in the Expansion Division, but played an almost embarrassingly bad series to slide down to second place. After getting out-scored by 22 runs in the series, the Royals now have the worst run differential in the league.

                  R H BB
ANA 300 000 040 - 7 9  5
KC  103 000 000 - 4 6  5

HR: J. Edmonds (8), J. Mayberry (13)

starters    IP  R ER HR BB SO
N. Ryan    7.0  4  3  1  4  5  
K. Appier  7.0  5  5  1  4  4 

ANA 30-51, KC 39-42
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