Mondesi's bunt single helps Royals beat Angels, 7-5
Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia, back, questions home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker's throwing error, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
Shoemaker, who did not allow a base runner until the fifth inning, yielded singles to Alex Gordon and Paulo Orlando to start the seventh. Mondesi, who was called up Tuesday, put down a bunt and beat the throw to first as the throw by Shoemaker (5-11) sailed into right field.
Both runners scored and Mondesi wound up on third.
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Angels manager Mike Scioscia came out claiming interference, and after a 6 minute, 15 second review the call on the field was not changed. Scioscia officially protested the game.
Mondesi added a RBI-infield single in a two-run eighth. The second run scored on pitcher Jose Alvarerz's throwing error.
Joakim Soria (4-4) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.