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Angels Blow Late Lead, Drop Game To Royals

Joe Saunders allowed no runs in the first eight innings, and took a 1-0 lead into the ninth inning. However, the Royals pushed across single runs in the ninth and 10th innings, giving the Royals their sixth win in eight games.

After Saunders allowed a leadoff walk in the ninth inning, Brian Fuentes was brought in for the save opportunity. After a lineout to center field, and a stolen base by Willie Bloomquist, Mike Aviles lined to center field to tie the game.

Bloomquist singled in the 10th inning off Scot Shields, driving home the go-ahead run. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect 10th inning for his 21st save.