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Angels' Matt Shoemaker has another outing where it was hard to get outs

Angels' Matt Shoemaker has another outing where it was hard to get outs

It began with a fat fastball that Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez crushed for a 429-foot home run to left-center field. It ended with a meaty changeup that Perez laced to left for a run-scoring single. By the time Matt Shoemaker’s nightmare of a second inning ended, the Angels right-hander threw 34 pitches to 10 batters and retired two of them, one on a sacrifice bunt. The Royals scored six runs on six hits, their second-round knockout of Shoemaker leading to a 9-4 victory in Kauffman Stadium. “I can’t even describe how frustrating it was,” Shoemaker said. “It seemed like not one thing could go right. I was just trying to throw a quality pitch, get a...

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