After a disappointing Opening Night loss to the Angels, the Royals rebounded with an impressive 6-3 victory over the Angels Saturday afternoon. Last night, the offense looked lost and incapable, today they looked like an organizational strength, powering the Royals to an earlier lead against Dan Haren that they would not relinquish.
Notably, supposed franchise cornerstones Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer each homered. For Moustakas, the homer was a welcome sight, as it came amidst a three-strikeout day. Jeff Francoeur also had two hits, as did Humberto Quintero.
For the second consecutive day, the Kansas City starter looked generally in control/BABIP lucky against an Angel lineup that has yet to truly impress. (Sorry, the 5 runs yesterday were soft.) Hochevar went 6.1 innings, allowing just five hits and two walks. For the second straight day, Greg Holland
surrendered a run (this totally didn't happen, I saw the hit line and thought it was a run in the boxscore), and Proven Closer J. Broxton made the game more interesting than it needed to be in the ninth.
And so, the Royals improved to 1-1, which looks so much better than 0-2.