The KC Royals got revenge on Saturday night, as they walked off against the LA Angels by a score of 3-2.
Shutout by former ace Zack Greinke for eight innings, the Royals offense went to work in the ninth. After a strikeout, Greinke allowed a single to Alex Gordon.
That brought in Angels closer Ernesto Frieri. He threw just four pitches and quickly coughed up the game.
Billy Butler hit the first pitch he threw out of the park to dead center to tie the game at 2-2. Three pitches later, Salvador Perez gave the Royals the victory with a homerun to left.
Jeremy Guthrie had another solid outing, despite leaving the game with a loss. He allowed five hits, the first one coming in the 4th inning. Mike Trout singled to lead off the inning, but Guthrie picked him off.
The next hit came to lead off the fifth, a solo homerun by Kendrys Morales.
Guthrie got into trouble in the 8th inning with two outs. He walked Trout with a runner on third base, but Torii Hunter followed with an RBI single to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.
The Angels dropped to 7.5 games back of the American League West leading Texas Rangers (though their lead over second place Oakland is down to two games). The Angels are however 2.5 games back for the second wild card spot.
*In minor league news, Triple-A Omaha lost in the Pacific Coast League finals on Saturday night. Now everyone will want to know, will the Royals call up outfielder Wil Myers and pitcher Jake Odorizzi?