Santana, Angels Shut Out Royals

By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 11:26 PM CDT
Kansas City Royals first baseman Ross Gload dives and tags first as he gets Los Angeles Angels' Vladimir Guerrero (27) out during the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, May 5, 2008.   (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
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(Newser) – Ervin Santana extended his outstanding start by pitching a four-hitter, and Garret Anderson and Brandon Wood hit consecutive homers in a four-run ninth inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels past the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Monday night. Santana joined teammate Joe Saunders at 6-0, becoming the third and fourth Angels pitchers to open a season 6-0 or better.

Saunders and Santana are just the eighth pair of teammates to start a season 6-0 since 1920. Santana gave up just four hits, striking out nine without a walk. It was his second career complete game, his first since hurling a five-hit shutout against the White Sox on May 23, 2005, for his first major league win.