Meyer tossed six shutout innings, relinquishing just two hits and permitting one walk en route to snapping the Royals' season-best six-game win streak. The 6-foot-9 flamethrower earned his first win since May 14.
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Cameron Maybin belted a leadoff home run off of Royals starter Jake Junis' first pitch of the game. The Kansas City rookie relinquished five runs on eight hits, including Pujols' fifth-inning shot, permitting no walks and striking out six before exiting after 5 1/3 innings.
Luis Valbuena added a three-run insurance home run off Royals reliever Chris Young during the Angels' four-run seventh inning. Relievers Blake Parker, Cam Bedrosian and Yusmeiro Petit combined for three shutout innings to draw Los Angeles back to .500 at 36-36.
Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.
Kaelen Jones is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.
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