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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Leighton Vander Esch Jersey . -- Omar Infante told Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar that on a muggy night at Kauffman Stadium, with a stiff breeze blowing out to left field, any ball hit solidly would clear the fence. Infante never predicted that hed hit one with the bases loaded. The veteran capped a seven-run inning with his first career grand slam Friday, and Kansas City held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-6 on a rough night for starting pitchers. "There was a lot of wind," Infante said. "I just wanted to make contact, do something." The grand slam in the third gave the Royals a 7-2 lead, and they tacked on one more run the next inning. Then, after starter Jason Vargas gave up four runs in the fifth, the Kansas City bullpen twirled five scoreless innings to preserve the victory. Michael Mariot (1-0) picked up his first career win with 1 1-3 innings of relief, and Greg Holland earned his 23rd save by tossing a perfect ninth. "We just knew that with Vargas going four innings, we needed to piece it together," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Mariot did a phenomenal job." Lorenzo Cain, Billy Butler and Alex Gordon each drove in a run for Kansas City, which ended the Angels six-game winning streak after limping into the series having lost six of seven. Vargas and Angels counterpart Matt Shoemaker (5-2) combined to give up 14 runs on 20 hits -- four of them home runs -- and neither got an out in the fifth. "It was definitely not fun," Shoemaker said. "Its going to make me tougher, not that I wasnt, but you learn from it. The third inning was a long inning. There were a lot of runs." C.J. Cron hit two homers for Los Angeles, and Mike Trout sent a shot to centre in the first inning that cleared the fence, four rows of seats and a walkway before landing in a fountain. "I squared it up. I definitely barrelled it," Trout said. "I was trying to put a good swing on it and got a pitch I could hit. Im always looking fastball and reacted. I got a heater." Trouts mammoth drive only counted for one run, though. It was going to take more than that to win, with the ball carrying so well. Cron added a homer to left with two outs in the second inning, but Kansas City quickly erased its two-run deficit in the third by matching its biggest inning of the season. The seven-run outburst against Shoemaker began with a double by Escobar, who added a single later in the inning. Jarrod Dyson, Cain and Eric Hosmer hit singles, Butler walked, Gordon hit a sacrifice fly and Salvador Perez added another base hit. By that point, the Royals had pulled ahead 3-2 and the bases were loaded for Infante, who hit a high fly to left field that carried just over the wall and landed in the bullpen. His first career grand slam came in his 1,268th game. "The ball was really carrying tonight," Yost said. "I knew he hit it good." Butler added an RBI single in the fourth to make it 8-2. Shoemaker finished the inning but did not emerge for the fifth after allowing eight runs on 11 hits and a walk. The rookie was 5-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his previous seven starts. Vargas nearly squandered the big cushion when Cron hit a two-run shot in the fifth for his first career multihomer game. David Freese, Chris Iannetta and Collin Cowgill joined Trout in stringing together enough hits to eventually put up four runs. Howie Kendrick nearly tied the game with a shot to the wall in right, but Cain caught it on a gallop at the warning track to end the inning and preserve the Royals 8-6 lead. Despite some hiccups, their bullpen kept the Angels off the board the rest of the way. "We had a lot of great opportunities. We could have easily put our heads down when it was 8-2, but we fought back," Trout said. "We just fell short." NOTES: The Angels traded RHP Ernesto Frieri to Pittsburgh for RHP Jason Grilli before the game. "Were trying to get a bullpen with some chemistry," manager Mike Scioscia said. ... The Angels optioned INF Efren Navarro to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled RHP Michael Kohn after the game. ... Royals RHP Yordano Ventura faces Angels LHP Hector Santiago on Saturday. Randy White Jersey . Rosbergs time of 1 minute, 33.185 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit was a quarter of a second faster than Hamilton, who had to abandon his final flying lap after running wide at the first corner. Troy Aikman Jersey . Unlike last year when nobody got in, there have been estimates of as many as five getting voted in this time around and as few as one, Greg Maddux. . - Frankie (The Answer) Edgar dominated B.MADRID - Having lost 3-0 at home to defending champion Real Madrid, Liverpool needs to rediscover last seasons flair and rhythm to keep alive hopes of rising above third place in Group B of the Champions League.Most of all, coach Brendan Rodgers team needs to score goals when it travels to meet a supremely confident Madrid in Spain.Also, FC Basel hosts Lodogorets Razgrad.Here are some things to look out for in Tuesdays matches:___GOING FOR GOALCristiano Ronaldo needs to score two goals to take over as the Champions Leagues all-time leading goal scorer. The Portugal forwards opener in the 3-0 win at Anfield was his first at the Liverpool stadium and his 70th in the competition, one fewer than the record tally of 71 set by Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez.Madrids confidence could not be greater and a win will seal its passage to the last 16 with two games to spare.Madrid took over at the top of La Liga for the first time this season with Saturdays 4-0 win at Granada, increasing its goal total to 46 in 11 games. Were in incredible form, said midfielder Luka Modric. His partnership with Germany midfielder Toni Kroos has been a key to Madrids success following the departures of Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria.___BALE IS BACKGareth Bale has returned to full training with Madrids squad and given coach Carlo Ancelotti an important additional attacking option. After four games sidelined through injury, the 25-year-old Wales forward showed his relief when he tweeted: Feels good to be at the top of the table and back in training with the boys.Bale missed the win at Anfield two weeks ago, the Clasico victory against Barcelona and the wins against Levante and Granada. Ancelotti has to decide if he will recall the Welshman to the starting line-up or retain his replacement Francisco Isco Alarcon, who has won over fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium with his work-rate.___BASELS BEST DIAZChile midfielder Marcelo Diaz may return to Champions League duty for Basel when they host Ludogorets Razgrad.Diaz was Basels outstanding representative at the World Cup where he impressed for Chile, but he was suspeended for the earlier group matches when the Swiss team lost at Madrid and Ludogorets and beat Liverpool at home. Connor Williams Jersey. e was banned after being sent off in extra time of Basels 5-0 loss at Valencia in the Europa League quarterfinals, second leg in April.Diaz played in all four of Chiles matches at the World Cup, including a penalty shootout loss to host Brazil in the Round of 16 after a 1-1 draw.Basel could turn to Diaz as another World Cup player, Ivory Coasts Geoffroy Serey Die, is suspended.The Bulgarian champion has similar problems. Defender Yordan Minev, who scored the stoppage-time winning goal in Sofia, will miss Tuesdays match for receiving yellow cards in all three group games.___LIVERPOOLS DAUNTING WEEKWhile Ronaldo scored in his 12th straight game for Madrid in its win against Granada, Liverpool coach Rodgers was bemoaning his sides lack of attacking impetus in its 1-0 loss at Newcastle.For the team to have confidence, its important that you look like you can score, Rodgers said. But at the moment its not quite happening.Last season, Liverpool scored 101 league goals.For a coach who describes himself as creative and attacking, the current drought comes at a bad time as Liverpool follow their trip to Spain with a home match against the Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.___PRESSURE ON BALOTELLIWith striker Daniel Sturridge still missing through injury, Rodgers will again turn to misfiring Italian Mario Balotelli or may replace him with Rickie Lambert.The Santiago Bernabeu stadium could be just the stage to spur Balotelli, who has gone eight league games without a goal.Balotelli ignited a spirited fightback by Liverpool against Swansea in the League Cup. Criticized for a string of below-par appearances, Balotelli came off the substitutes bench to score an 86th-minute equalizer before Dejan Lovren headed the winner. Finally! Balotelli tweeted after scoring his first goal in six weeks and only his second for Liverpool since joining from AC Milan in August.___Associated Press writers Graham Dunbar and Jack Beznats contributed to this preview. Cheap Chargers Hoodies Cheap Browns Hoodies Cheap Texans Hoodies Cheap Ravens Hoodies Cheap Panthers Hoodies Cheap Jets Hoodies Cheap Titans Hoodies Cheap Chiefs Hoodies Cheap Bills Hoodies Cheap Colts Hoodies Cheap Cardinals Hoodies Cheap Buccaneers Hoodies Cheap Rams Hoodies Cheap Jaguars Hoodies Cheap Falcons Hoodies Cheap Bengals Hoodies ' ' '

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