Albert Pujols homered for the second straight game, one of four shots by the Los Angeles Angels. On this day, that wasn't nearly enough.
Jeff Francoeur, Billy Butler and Chris Getz combined to get nine hits and drive in nine runs Sunday as the Kansas City Royals beat the Angels 17-11 to win for the 13th time in 14 games.
Pujols homered in the fifth off Bruce Chen. The star slugger, who had knee surgery in the offseason, also singled and walked. The Angels received permission from the Royals to use Matt Young as a courtesy runner.
''After he's seen some pitches, he's starting to feel a little more comfortable,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''That's what spring is about, just seeing some velocity and getting comfortable. He's definitely seeing it well right now.''
The entire Royals team is seeing the ball extremely well.
After 20 hits Saturday to beat San Francisco, they got 18 against the Angels and top the majors with a .347 batting average.
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