For Pete's Sake

Here’s that weird play where Eric Hosmer was thrown out near second base

This kind of summed up the Royals’ night Monday against the Angels.

A terrible pitch. A catcher who can’t locate the ball. A fortuitous bounce. A late slide.

Add it all up, and Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was out trying to advance on a wild pitch and the Angels caught a break.

Here is the play:

Garrett Richards threw a terrible pitch. Catcher Carlos Perez initially lost track of the ball, and Hosmer would have been safe had he not slid past second base.

That’s the way it goes sometimes.

The Star's Rustin Dodd recaps the Royals' 6-1 loss in Anaheim on Monday night as pitcher Ian Kennedy suffered his first lost this season.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff