Royals Win On West Coast

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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John Thomson picked up a win in his debut
with the Kansas City Royals.

The 33-year-old right-hander gave up two earned runs on six hits
over seven innings as the Royals beat the Angels last night 5-to-3.

Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless eighth inning against Los
Angeles and Octavio Dotel got three outs for his seventh save in
nine chances.

Thomson joined the Royals after getting his unconditional
release last week from Toronto, where he'd spent 2007 in the
minor-league system.

John Lackey (10-5) took the loss for L-A, allowed five runs on
seven hits in eight innings with seven strikeouts.

Tonight, Gil Meche (4-6) starts for Kansas City against the
Angels' Ervin Santana (5-7).


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