Found May 26, 2013 on Fox Sports West:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton started the Angels' comeback when he homered leading off the seventh inning, and Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday for its eighth straight win. The Angels were unable to get into their dugout until about 90 minutes before the game because bees swarmed into it. A beekeeper was summoned to solve the problem. Jerome Williams (4-1) then allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings for the Angels, on their longest winning streak since taking eight straight from May 22-29 last year. When they play at the Freeway Series rival Dodgers on Monday, they can stretch a winning streak to nine for the first time since August 2004. Kansas City has lost nine of 10 and 16 of 20, dropping to 21-26. In only three of those 16 losses have the Royals scored more than three runs. Plate umpire Marty Foster ejected Kansas City's Billy Butler for yelling from the dugout in the sixth, an inning after the designated hitter was called out on strikes and had words with Foster. Angels manager Mike Scioscia was tossed by Foster in the ninth. Los Angeles trailed 2-0 before Hamilton homered on the first pitch of the seventh from Wade Davis (3-4), giving the former AL MVP home runs in consecutive games for only the third time since signing with the Angels during the offseason. Hamilton has five RBIs in his past five games after driving in five in his previous 39. Davis walked two of his next three batters, Bruce Chen relieved, and J.B. Shuck and Erick Aybar hit consecutive RBI singles for a 3-2 lead. Luke Hochevar walked Mark Trumbo and hit Howie Kendrick with a pitch in the eighth, and Shuck and Chris Iannetta hit consecutive run-scoring singles against Aaron Crow. Williams improved to 3-0 with a 2.03 ERA in his last four starts. Sean Burnett, who replaced Williams, threw only 10 pitches and left with left forearm tightness. Burnett came off the disabled list last week after missing 22 games with left forearm irritation. Ernesto Frieri pitched an eventful ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances, getting in trouble when he walked Chris Getz and gave up Alcides Escobar's third hit of the game. Alex Gordon struck out, Jeff Francoeur flied out in a 12-pitch at-bat and Eric Hosmer grounded out, ending the 28-pitch innings. Davis did not allow a runner past second in the first six innings. Kansas City built its lead on David Lough's two-out RBI triple in the second and a run-scoring throwing error by Williams on a pickoff attempt at first with runners at the corners in the fifth. George Kottaras drew his 10th walk in his 35th plate appearance and swiped second for his first steal since June 22, 2010. NOTES: Scioscia said RHP Jered Weaver, who threw a bullpen session Sunday, and RHP Tommy Hanson, who threw 75 pitches Saturday in a simulated game in Arizona, could rejoin the rotation this week. Weaver went on the DL on April 8 with a broken left arm. ... RHP Billy Buckner was designated for assignment, a day after he threw five scoreless innings to beat the Royals for his first major league victory since 2009. ... Angels RHP Kevin Jepsen was activated from the DL. ... RHP James Shields, who starts for the Royals on Monday against St. Louis, is 0-3 in four May starts. The Royals have scored a total of five runs in those four starts.

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