Yost likes what he sees from pitchers vs. Angels

Yost likes what he sees from pitchers vs. Angels

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals had just four hits in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Angels, but manager Ned Yost said he was pleased with his pitchers.

Starter Bruce Chen gave up all three runs in his 5 1/3 innings on homers by Mike Trout and Albert Pujols.

"The pitch that Trout hit was a really good pitch, a changeup kind of down and in, and I don't know how he hit it that far to center field, but he did," Yost said. "So you kind of give him credit, but Bruce threw the ball extremely well."

Wade Davis retired both batters he faced, Danny Duffy had a perfect inning, Kelvin Herrera gave up a double in his one inning, and closer Greg Holland worked a one-two-three ninth. None of the pitchers issued a walk.

"So the pitching was really good, outside of the two homers," Yost said.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.