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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Rob Gronkowski Patriots Jersey . -- After a disappointing start to the season, the Los Angeles Angels are heating up. Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game, Jason Vargas pitched into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Friday night to extend their winning streak to six games. Trout had two hits, stole his 11th base and scored two runs, including one on a wild pitch. He is hitting .366 in May. "You dont want to bank on extended streaks, but you do want to get on a roll," Trout said. "We probably could have done some things better tonight, but we got some clutch hits when we needed them. Jason got some huge ground balls when he needed them. You know what you are going to get from him. He throws strikes and works quick." Vargas (4-3) allowed two runs and five hits over 7 1-3 innings to win is fourth straight decision in five May starts. Vargas, who is 12-4 in May since the start of the 2009 season, went 0-3 in April. "I dont feel any different than before," Vargas said. "Its just that the situations and outcomes have been different. Ive been a little more efficient with pitch counts and controlling the count. " Vargas has lowered his ERA from 6.74 on April 16 to 3.43. "Hes using both sides of the plate and changing speeds," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "He understands his stuff and is very consistent with it. Hes letting his defence make plays." Trout led off the Angels three-run seventh with a walk and stole second. Mark Trumbo extended his hitting streak to nine games with a RBI-single. The inning also included Albert Pujols scoring on a Howie Kendrick sacrifice fly and Trumbo scoring on Alberto Callaspos double. The Angels had chances against Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza, but the team was 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position against him. "My ball was everywhere," Mendoza said. "I just tried to dont get hurt." Trout scored the only run off Mendoza in the third inning and that was on a wild pitch with two out. He bumped into Mendoza at the plate. "A little bit, just my left knee, but there is nothing serious," Mendoza said. "Im good." Miguel Tejadas second home run of the week and the 306th of his career tied the score in the third. In the fifth, Lorenzo Cain singled and stole second. Vargas intentionally walked Tejada with two outs, but Chris Getzs singled up the middle to score Cain. Luke Hochevar (0-1), who replaced Mendoza, could not keep the 2-1 lead for long. Chris Iannetta homered for the second straight night to tie it 2-2 before the Angels broke it open in the seventh. Mendoza allowed seven hits and a run in five innings. He walked four and had two wild pitches. Garrett Richards, who replaced Vargas, got Getz to ground into a double play to end the eighth with runners on the corners. Richards got the final five outs for his first save in two opportunities. The Royals lost for the 14th time in 18 games to fall a season-worst three-games below .500. They have scored two or less runs in 11 of those defeats. "I dont feel like were pressing," Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. "I just dont feel like were catching breaks here-and-there. Its a tough night. "Were falling on the wrong side of things right now. A hit here, a hit there and were back in it. Weve been in a lot of close games lately, one hit away, one pitch away, it seems like every game." Notes: RHP Billy Buckner, who was a rookie in 2007 with the Royals, will start Saturday. He will be the 10th starter used by the Angels, while the club used only eight starters last year. He was promoted May 16 from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he was 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA in eight starts. ... 3B Mike Moustakas, who is hitting .149 in May, was not in the Royals lineup. Tejada started at third. ... Royals LHP Danny Duffy, who had reconstructive elbow surgery last June, will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. ... Callaspo has nine RBIs in his past 11 games. ... Angels starting pitchers have a 1.98 ERA during their six-game winning streak. Keshawn Martin Patriots Jersey . -- Adam Snyder returned to the San Francisco 49ers this season because the offensive lineman thought it was his best opportunity to win a championship. LeGarrette Blount Patriots Jersey . In the lead up - which seemed to begin the moment Mike Geiger blew the whistle in Houston last Thursday night - the Impact rumour mill went into overdrive. The speculation went into meltdown mode, of the golden nugget variety. . -- Jakob Silfverberg is making himself right at home with the Anaheim Ducks, scoring four goals in his first four games. MONACO -- Nico Rosberg put himself in position to win the Monaco Grand Prix and emulate his fathers achievement of 30 years ago. Rosberg clinched his third consecutive pole and a fourth straight for Mercedes in Saturdays qualifying, finishing ahead of his teammate Lewis Hamilton and defending champion Sebastian Vettel. In 1983, Rosbergs father -- the former world champion Keke Rosberg -- took the checkered flag in Formula Ones showcase race. However, the younger Rosberg seems more interested in whether his car can go the distance -- having fallen short in previous races -- than securing a father-and-son double. "Its always nice to hear statistics like that, but it doesnt change much for tomorrow," said Rosberg, who won his only career GP from pole at the China GP last year and whose best result this season was fourth in Malaysia. Rosberg has reason to be cautious, because Mercedes also took the front row in qualifying at the Spanish GP two weeks ago -- only to fall way behind in the race, with Rosberg more than one minute behind race winner Fernando Alonso in sixth and Hamilton a full lap behind in 12th. "In Barcelona we were struggling lot in the race and I finished 70 seconds behind the winner," Rosberg said. "Were improving step by step, but there are still a lot of questions remaining. Its still our weakness." As long as Rosberg starts well, he shouldnt have those problems in Monaco, which is the hardest circuit in F1 to overtake on. But Vettel, who was fourth last year despite being ninth on the grid, has not ruled out his chances of victory. "I still think we have a great chance from P3 (on the grid)," the German said. "I dont know. There are a lot of laps here, 78. If all goes well hopefully the Mercedes will struggle, but we cant rely on that. We have to look after ourselves first." Vettel qualified ahead of Red Bull teammate and last years winner Mark Webber. Red Bull were 1-2 with just over one minute remaining in qualifying, but Mercedes again showed it is near-untouchable on one-lap speed, despite tricky weather conditions with the track damp from frequent bursts of rainfall around lunchtime and again early into the afternoon session. "It was changing so muchh (that) you have to be on the right tires at the right time," said Rosberg, who clocked one minute 13. Michael Hoomanawanui Patriots Jersey. 876 seconds. "It definitely could have been easier. The conditions were all over the place, and then it started drizzling again so the lap times got a lot slower." Surprisingly, Hamilton was not pleased with his run -- although perhaps that was more to do with the fact he was again beaten by his teammate. "Ive been struggling all weekend and my pace has been slacking. Ive struggled with the car and this is the first time thats happened since 2005," said Hamilton, who won the F1 title in 2008. "Its been a difficult weekend, so Im happy to have been able to lock out the front row for the team. Its been a massive improvement for me." Hamilton is baffled as to why Rosberg keeps beating him. "It is a new situation for me, one that I seem to be dealing with pretty well," Hamilton said. "Already to be second is a bit of a blessing for me to consider how slow I was in practice. Hopefully in the next couple of races we will see (an improvement). Red Bull won the last three Monaco GPs -- all from pole -- but it was still a good afternoon for Vettel because he finished ahead of his two main rivals. Kimi Raikkonen starts from fifth place while Alonso is sixth and the Spaniard needs circumstances to go massively in his favour. Raikkonen is only four points behind Vettel and Alonso cut the deficit to 17 after winning in Barcelona. "Im happy theres not a Lotus or Ferrari ahead," Vettel said. Ferrari driver Felipe Massa goes from the back of the grid. The Brazilian was unable to start qualifying after a heavy crash in the mornings third and final practice session, from which he escaped unharmed. He would have incurred a five-place grid penalty anyway because Ferrari had to fit a new gearbox following his crash. "I think for sure it is the worst track to have this problem. But I think we need to be positive for tomorrow," Massa said. "Its very difficult to overtake here, we know, but anything can happen here in a race. Maybe the safety car comes out." Massa, Frenchman Romain Grosjean and German Adrian Sutil had all crashed in practice. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '