Nolasco’s arm, Halo bats disappoint

KOLE CALHOUN had two hits in the Angels 7-2 loss to the Royals on Thursday (Keith Allison photo).

Ricky Nolasco had another forgettable start Thursday for the Los Angeles Angels, suffering his sixth straight loss as the Halos suffered a 7-2 defeat at the bats of the Kansas City Royal in Anaheim.

Nolaso (2-8) worked six innings, giving up 10 hits and five runs. Among those hits were two home runs. “He battled to get through six, but he’s not quite where we know he can be,” Angel manager Mike Scioscia said. “When he’s on, he’s getting that good action and keeping the ball down, and making pitches.”

The loss put the Angels’ record at 35-35, still in second place in the American League West, a half-game ahead of the third place Texas Rangers. The Angels got just six hits, led by Kole Calhoun with two.

Next up on Friday for the locals will be Jesse Chavez (5-6) against the Royals.

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