Trout, Vargas lead Angels over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games.

Trout had two hits, stole his 11th base and scored two runs, including one on a wild pitch. He is hitting .366 in May.

Vargas (4-3) allowed two runs and five hits over 7 1-3 innings to win is fourth straight decision in five May starts. He is 12-4 in May since the start of the 2009 season.

Trout led off the Angels’ three-run seventh with a walk and stole second. Mark Trumbo extended his hitting streak to nine games with a RBI-single. The inning also included Albert Pujols scoring on a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly and Trumbo scoring on Alberto Callaspo’s double.

Luke Hochevar (0-1) took the loss.

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