Although opening day was a thrill, the opening weekend of the season didn't go the way the Los Angeles Angels hoped.
With 159 games and nine more seasons left on Albert Pujols' contract, nobody is terribly worried about it just yet.
Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs apiece, and the Royals beat the Angels 7-3 Sunday, taking two straight victories and the series after Los Angeles' win in Friday's opener.
Pujols went 2 for 3 with a double and two walks, driving in his first run for the Angels with a first-inning groundout. Los Angeles' new $240 million slugger went 3 for 10 with two doubles in his first three games at Angel Stadium, but the entire Los Angeles lineup struggled in key situations Sunday, going 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
''We've got a great team here, and if we're going to get down about losing two in a row, then why are we even here?'' said Howie Kendrick, who had three hits. ''Even though we haven't been swinging the bats th...