SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Opening day starter Jose Lima pitched
four solid innings Tuesday, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Los
Angeles Angels 10-9.
Lima gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks, while
striking out seven. He'll start Monday at Detroit for the Royals."He threw 83 pitches, but he could have gone up to 100
pitches," Royals manager Tony Pena said. "He threw the ball good.
He had better velocity."Lima gave up a double to Darin Erstad and a walk to Chone
Figgins to start the game, but recovered to strike out Vladimir
Guerrero and Steve Finley and retiring Garret Anderson on a fly to
center.Outfielder Emil Brown, a non-roster invitee who was told before
the game he made the Royals' roster, went 2-for-4 with his fifth
home run, a two-run shot in the fifth. Catcher John Buck went
3-for-4 with a home run in the third off Angels starter Evan
Thomas.The Royals led 7-1 after three innings, but the Angels had a
four-run eighth to tie it at 9. All the runs were unearned after
reliever D.J. Carrasco committed a fielding error.Ruben Gotay, who also had three hits, scored the go-ahead run
with two outs in the eighth on Bob Zimmerman's wild pitch.Figgins, Dallas McPherson and Finley all had triples for the
Angels, who amassed 17 hits.Royals rookie left-handed reliever Andrew Sisco left in the
sixth inning with a sprained right ankle.