Meche fans four Angels in four innings

Meche fans four Angels in four innings

at Surprise, Ariz.
Monday, March 12

Angels at the plate: Jeff Mathis homered twice and went 3-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs. Tommy Murphy also homered for the Angels, while Hainley Statia contributed a three-run triple in the six-run fifth.

Royals at the plate: Esteban German stroked two singles and scored a run. Ross Gload had a RBI double. Mike Sweeney also doubled in the second inning and walked.

Angels on the mound: Starter Hector Carrasco pitched four scoreless innings, allowing four hits, walking none and striking out three. Francisco Rodriguez worked a perfect fifth, striking out two.

Royals on the mound: Gil Meche gave up two runs on four hits, walked none and struck out four. Dewon Brazelton allowed six runs on five hits and a walk in one inning.

Cactus League records: Angels, 9-5; Royals, 6-7

Up next: The Royals and Angels will meet again on Tuesday in Tempe, Ariz. Todd Wellemeyer will start for the Royals, while John Lackey is the Angels' probable.

Alan Eskew is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.