KEY MOMENT: The three consecutive singles in the second inning allowed by C.J. Wilson and the error by third baseman David Freese later in the inning doomed the
AT THE PLATE: Albert Pujols went two for three with a home run in the first inning. Pujols has 522 home runs in his career, moving him to 18th on the major league's all-time home run list. After going 0 for 3 against the Royals, C.J. Cron remains hitless on the season at 0 for 13. Taylor Featherston made his major league debut at second base Sunday. He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout.
ON THE MOUND: The Angels had problems against Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura (2-0), who allowed four hits and two runs before he left with a cramp in his right calf after pitching 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven. The Royals' bullpen shut down the Angels the rest of the way, allowing just one hit.
ON THE BASES: Pujols doubled in the sixth inning and later tried to steal third base. But he was thrown out for the second out in the inning.
INJURY UPDATE: Leadoff batter Kole Calhoun didn't play Sunday because of what Angels Manager Mike Scioscia called a "tight" right calf. "We're going to take this precautionary day and make sure he gets better," Scioscia said. "I think he's been nursing it for a couple of days."