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Angels come up small in the biggest moments and lose to Royals, 4-1

Angels come up small in the biggest moments and lose to Royals, 4-1

Things unraveled quickly Friday night for the Angels, who saw a promising start from Jered Weaver and a one-run lead disappear within the span of six pitches in the sixth inning of a 4-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium. Ben Zobrist fought back from an 0-and-2 count to drive a full-count fastball to right field for a double. Lorenzo Cain, on an 0-1 pitch, hit a soft, spinning one-hopper that took a bad bounce past first baseman Albert Pujols for an error to score Zobrist for a 1-1 tie. Eric Hosmer, clearly sitting on a 2-0 curve, crushed the 69-mph pitch for a two-run home run to right for a 3-1 lead. "I was trying to drop something in there to get back in the...

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