Danny Duffy and Royals bullpen dominate Angels, end trip on high note

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May 20, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy pitches in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers in August 2018 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Royals snapped a four-game losing slide, avoided being swept in a three-game series and slayed the left-handed dragon of the Angels’ pitching staff who had dominated them whenever he took the mound.

Adalberto Mondesi and Nicky Lopez had two hits apiece and Hunter Dozier drove in two runs as the Royals won 5-1 over the Los Angeles Angels in front of an announced 43,329 at Angel Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Royals matched their scoring output from the previous two games combined and defeated Angels starter Tyler Skaggs.

Pitcher Danny Duffy, who grew up in Lompoc, Calif., gave the Royals a quality start for the third time in his five starts this season. He allowed just one run on five hits and three walks in six innings. He also struck out five and hit one batter.

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