SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Matt Shoemaker pitched without fear Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Angels right-hander retired the first 11 Kansas City hitters he faced before a double by Lorenzo Cain with two outs in the fourth inning. The Royals won 8-4.
Shoemaker would have better reason than most to be nervous on the mound. In his final start last season, Sept. 4 in Seattle, a 105 mph line drive by Kyle Seager struck the pitcher just above the right ear.