Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/24/13
Ervin Santana's mastery of the strike zone against his former teammates was incomplete. Sure, he struck out eight, but he also gave up four home runs and the Kansas City Royals lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Thursday night. ''He throws a lot of strikes, and he's around the plate,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''He had his fastball up to 95 a couple of times tonight, and these guys have got a lot of power.'' Albert Pujols and Mike Trout hit solo shots, and Mark Trumbo a two-run homer. Chris Iannetta also added a solo shot off the right-hander. ''I thought Trout's home run was extremely impressive,'' Yost said. ''To take a pitch that far down and drive it over the center field fence as he did, and we know what Albert Pujols can do with a pitch. The two pitches we'd like to have back were the slider down the middle to Iannetta and of course, Trumbo on a 3-0 count.'' It was the second time in Santana's career he has surrendered four home runs in a game. Santana, who pitched 1...
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