KEY MOMENT: C.J. Wilson looked shaky in the first. He gave up a quick run, and his first two outs were line drives. The Royals loaded the bases on a hit and two walks and were threatening to take a big early lead, but Wilson struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the threat. He never gave up another run.
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout continued to look like someone ready to break out of his hitting slump (.185 in May). He went two for four with a home run, his ninth of the season. Chris Iannetta also had a solo home run as the Angels pounded the Royals with 12 hits. Trout also contributed the defensive play of the night, throwing out speedy Nori Aoki trying to tag up from second on a fly to center, doubling him with a bullet throw to third.
ON THE MOUND: Wilson followed the shutout in his last outing by holding the Royals to one run in his 61/3 innings. He gave up four hits and four walks, striking out three.
ON THE MEND: Josh Hamilton (thumb surgery) went two for four in his first rehab outing Thursday night with triple-A Salt Lake, but was held out of Friday's game. Manager Mike Scioscia said he was jammed in his final at-bat against hard-throwing Albuquerque reliever Jose Dominguez and it irritated the thumb. Said Scioscia: “It a little discomfort in his thumb. It's nothing to worry about. Today it felt better, but we want to give him one more day to get over it and right now he's scheduled to play [Saturday].”
EXTRA BASES: Left-handed reliever Sean Burnett (left elbow surgery) was activated from the disabled list and outfielder Efren Navarro returned to Salt Lake. Burnett last appeared in a major league game a year ago May 26. Said Burnett: “It's been a long time, almost a year to the day. It's a special day for me. I've been coming here with no chance to play and it's not very fun.” Burnett made his 2014 debut in the seventh, getting his only batter, Eric Hosmer, to ground out.
UP NEXT: Right-hander Matt Shoemaker (2-1, 3.03 ERA) makes his third start since taking Hector Santiago's spot in the rotation, facing Kansas City's James Shields (6-3, 2.67) at 4 p.m. at Angel Stadium. On the air: TV, Ch. 11; radio, 830.