May 23, 2013 11:58 PM

Royals keep tumbling when comeback falls short in 5-4 loss to Angels

Finding a suitable low-note encore for losing a series at Houston is no easy task, but the Royals pulled it off Thursday night by becoming the first club to roll over for Angels right-hander Joe Blanton. Los Angeles backed Blanton with a four-homer barrage against former teammate Ervin Santana in a 5-4 victory at Kauffman Stadium in the opener to a four-game weekend series.

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