After a shaky first few innings Griffin Canning looked like every bit the first round talent we were stoked to get in round two. He surrendered one measly run over 6 2/3rds innings on a very economical 89 pitches. When 60 of 89 are in the strike zone, good things happen.
Tony Two Bags started the scoring with a double in the third inning that cashed in Justin Upton and Shohei Ohtani, who crossed the plate just before the bomb he hit last night landed in the Las Vegas desert.
KC cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the fourth. The lack of a shutdown inning really the only kink in Canning’s armor tonight. Prior to leaving the game he faced 21 consecutive batters without going to a 3 ball count.
The Angels offense woke up in the 6th and changed a tight 2-1 game to a 5-1 score. Jose Iglesias punched a beautiful double down the right field line for one RBI and Keon Wong placed a perfect blooper over short for two
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Mayers was again shutdown, getting four outs. Justin Upton definitely saved a hit for him.
A tack on run in the bottom of the 8th pushed the lead to 8-1 and a well rested Raisel Iglesias came in to close out the 9th.
Angels sweep KC. 11-5 over the last 16 games with a road trip to Arizona starting Friday.