Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas hits game-winning homer as Royals hand Angels fourth loss in a row

Mike Moustakas hits game-winning homer as Royals hand Angels fourth loss in a row

The Angels trailed by one run with two outs and nobody on base in the ninth inning Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. Up strolled their No. 2 hitter, the spot where many baseball analysts and observers now believe a team’s best hitter should bat.

But Mike Trout hits in the traditional No. 3-hole for Mike Scioscia’s Angels, so he stood on deck. At the plate was Ben Revere, the Angels’ fourth outfielder, and the least likely hitter in all of baseball to hit a home run. He struck out looking on three pitches, and Trout reverted to the dugout as the Angels finalized their 3-2 loss to Kansas City.

“I obviously wanted to hit,” Trout said. “But we had some chances, just couldn’t...

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