Pitching
Luke Hochevar
ERA5.23

LukeHochevar

SEASON CAREER
W6 36
L8 51
G19 119
IP110.0 695.0
BB33 229
SO81 468
Wednesday, July 25th 3:35 PM ET
Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
 

JeredWeaver

SEASON CAREER
W12 94
L1 47
G17 193
IP110.2 1234.0
BB24 332
SO81 1050
Pitching
Jered Weaver
ERA3.22
Kansas City Royals VS. 

Jered Weaver

Career vs. Kansas City
12-1
2.20 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Yuniesky Betancourt 45 .289 13 1 6 3 6 .333 .777 .444
Billy Butler 26 .192 5 0 2 1 5 .222 .453 .231
Lorenzo Cain 3 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar 5 .200 1 0 0 0 1 .200 .400 .200
Jeff Francoeur 5 .200 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .600 .400
Chris Getz 5 .200 1 0 0 2 3 .429 .629 .200
Alex Gordon 18 .222 4 1 3 4 7 .364 .753 .389
Eric Hosmer 3 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Mitch Maier 11 .182 2 0 0 0 5 .182 .364 .182
Mike Moustakas 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Pena 6 .167 1 0 0 0 3 .167 .334 .167
Los Angeles Angels VS. 

Luke Hochevar

Career vs. Los Angeles
6-8
4.91 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Bobby Abreu 17 .412 7 0 5 1 4 .444 1.091 .647
Erick Aybar 13 .308 4 0 3 2 2 .400 1.169 .769
Peter Bourjos 5 .200 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .400 .200
Alberto Callaspo 4 .500 2 0 1 1 1 .600 1.100 .500
Torii Hunter 15 .333 5 1 2 0 2 .333 .866 .533
Chris Iannetta 3 .333 1 0 1 0 1 .333 1.000 .667
Maicer Izturis 9 .222 2 1 2 1 1 .364 .920 .556
Howie Kendrick 10 .500 5 0 3 1 2 .545 1.245 .700
Kendrys Morales 5 .800 4 0 0 0 0 .800 1.600 .800
Albert Pujols 5 .400 2 0 0 1 0 .500 1.100 .600
Mark Trumbo 5 .200 1 0 0 0 2 .200 .400 .200
Vernon Wells 9 .111 1 0 0 1 2 .273 .495 .222
Bobby Wilson 1 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .500 .000

Angels beat Royals 11-6 behind Weaver, Trout

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Five innings on a muggy afternoon were enough this time for Jered Weaver .

Weaver won his seventh straight start to tie a career best and Torii Hunter , Mike Trout and Bobby Wilson homered for the Los Angeles Angels in an 11-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

"Anytime your team gives you eight runs to work with, the last thing you want to do is go out there and throw only five innings," Weaver said. "It was a rough one. But we came out on top, which was the most important thing."

The Angels won minus slugger Albert Pujols , who was out because of a bruised right elbow.

Weaver (13-1) threw 101 pitches, allowing two runs and three hits. His AL-leading ERA rose from 2.20 to 2.27 because of Billy Butler 's two-run homer in the fifth.

"If you can get two runs off of Weaver and get him out after the fifth inning, you've done a real good job. We did both of those things, but the score was lopsided by then," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

"We did exactly what we wanted to do with Weaver. He's a guy who's got great command, never gives in, throws the ball off the corners trying to get you to swing at it, but we did a good job of taking those pitches," he said.

Weaver's only loss was at Texas on May 13, when he pitched 3 1-3 innings and gave up eight runs. The All-Star right-hander is 16-2 with a 1.53 ERA in 24 starts at Angel Stadium since the beginning of last season and has yielded only six earned runs over 58 2-3 innings at home this year.

Los Angeles staked Weaver to an 8-0 lead before Butler hit his 20th homer. Jeff Francoeur added a three-run shot in the eighth against Scott Downs to snap an 0 for 15 drought and slice the Angels' lead to 8-5.

But Trout and Hunter homered back-to-back in the bottom half against Luis Coleman. Trout's homer was his 16th, Hunter's his 11th.

Hunter had four hits and drove in three runs.

Weaver, who had hit only one batter in 110 2-3 innings this season coming into the game, plunked Lorenzo Cain his first two times up. Cain, who homered Tuesday night in Kansas City's 4-1 win, hadn't been hit in his previous 217 plate appearances since Aug. 12, 2010, when he was with Milwaukee.

"I'm not one to go out there and hit people, obviously," Weaver said. "I think I hit one or two guys a year. The command was just not there today. I don't know what my first-pitch strike (ratio) was, but I know it wasn't very good."

"It was just one of those days where I couldn't find the release point and was a little erratic," he said.

Royals starter Luke Hochevar (6-9) was ejected in the fourth inning by plate umpire Bob Davidson after hitting Trout - immediately after Wilson's leadoff homer gave the Angels an 8-0 lead.

"He thought I hit Trout because I gave up the home run, but I'm not that type of player. And I'm not going to just start drilling guys out of frustration," Hochevar said. "I don't do that. I'm pitching the guy in, and one gets away and hits him. But he made his call, and it is what it is."

Hochevar was charged with eight runs - six earned - and nine hits in his three-plus innings, along with two wild pitches. He was 3-1 with a 2.50 ERA over his previous six starts.

"It was just poor execution. My breaking stuff was up and hanging, and they put some good swings on it," Hochevar said. "My whole focus is executing quality pitches. And when you don't execute, this is what happens. I've just got to make better pitches. That's the bottom line."

Hochevar gave up singles to his first three batters, all of whom scored. Trout, whose franchise-record run-scoring streak ended at 15 games on Tuesday, came home on a wild pitch to Mark Trumbo . Hunter scored on a groundout by Kendrys Morales , and former Royal Alberto Callaspo delivered Trumbo with the first of his two doubles.

The Angels parlayed two Kansas City errors into three more runs in the second inning despite getting only one ball out of the infield.

"We don't play sloppy very often, but we did today in the first two innings. That's for sure," Yost said. "It was a day where Hoch didn't have his good stuff, and they were on him the whole time. Over the course of 162 games, you're bound to have a few of these. At least we rebounded after the second inning and played pretty decent baseball from that point on."

NOTES: Weaver has a 1.74 ERA during his winning streak - his longest since 2006, when he won his first seven big league starts ... Hochevar has hit eight batters this season, tying his career high from 2009. ... Butler is one homer away from equaling his career-high total from 2009. ... Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced that struggling RHP Ervin Santana will be pushed back in the rotation to get a couple of needed "power" bullpen sessions in, and won't start again until next week's series against the AL West-leading Texas Rangers in Arlington - with the same 15-out limit Scioscia already had imposed on him. ... Angels Gold Glove SS Erick Aybar missed his fourth straight game after fouling a ball off his right big toe.

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