A matchup with the slumping Kansas City Royals might give C.J. Wilson just what he needs to get back on track following his worst outing of the season.
The Los Angeles Angels left-hander will try to do just that while helping his team continue its recent success at home Monday night.
Wilson (9-6, 2.82 ERA) had a 1.74 ERA over his 10 starts before Wednesday's 7-2 loss in Detroit. He was responsible for all seven of those season-high runs over six innings.
"I think it was just an anomaly," he said. "They hit a lot of grounders in the right spots, and a couple balls that landed just in front of our outfielders. Over the course of a season, those things usually even out."
Wilson would appear to have the chance to counteract that poor outing with a better one against the Royals, who have lost 15 of 20 overall and eight of 10 on the road. He's also 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA over his last three matchups.
Kansas City's rotation, meanwhile, has a 7.63 ERA over the past 20 games and recently a...