Scioscia not concerned with baserunning

Scioscia not concerned with baserunning

ANAHEIM -- While the Angels' baserunning through the first two games was rather suspect, manager Mike Scioscia isn't concerned.

"Baserunning is going to be an asset for us. We have team speed," Scioscia said. "Some guys have been a little aggressive on a few plays. With that, some outs will be made."

In Saturday's game, Bobby Wilson was picked off first base in the third inning by Royals catcher Humberto Quintero after getting too big of a secondary lead. Then in the seventh, Kendrys Morales hesitated on a single by Torii Hunter to right field and stayed at third base.

Albert Pujols had a blunder in the fourth when he ran through the stop sign of third-base coach Dino Ebel and was thrown out at home while trying to score from second.

Sunday, Ebel said everything had been settled with Pujols and that it was important for him to get into a spot where he feels comfortable.

"It is just a matter of it happening," Ebel said. "When it happened yesterday, right away the next inning we got together and straightened it out, so it's good."

With every player on the team running a different way, Ebel said he makes sure to talk with each player during Spring Training to figure out where to be positioned.

"It will just take some time and it will get worked out as the season goes on," said Scioscia.