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The Los Angeles Angels open a 10-game road trip Monday afternoon with a makeup game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

The game was originally rained out on April 15.

The Angels will continue east afterward and begin a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

The Royals (25-54) have lost 11 of 12 and 17 of 19.

The Angels (41-37) have lost two straight and trail the Seattle Mariners by six games for the second wild card from the American League.

Los Angeles left-hander Tyler Skaggs is scheduled to start on the mound after he was scratched Thursday against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays because of a sore hamstring.

Skaggs (6-4 Youth Washington Redskins Jerseys , 2.81 ERA) should have good memories of Kansas City. He threw seven shutout innings in each of his two career appearances against the Royals, both on their home field.

He allowed four hits and matched his career high with nine strikeouts on April 16, 2017, but was matched by Royals starter Ian Kennedy and Kansas City eventually scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0.

Skaggs made his first career start in Kansas City in July 2016, which also marked his first major-league game back from Tommy John surgery performed nearly two years earlier. He allowed three hits in the 13-0 win.

The Angels are 6-0 against the Royals this season, but Skaggs has not appeared in any of those games. He last pitched July 15 at the Oakland A’s and did not allow an earned run in seven innings of an 8-4 win.

Skaggs is 3-0 in June with a 0.45 ERA, perhaps his best stretch since undergoing elbow surgery in August 2014.

“With Tyler, we’ve seen a constant growth in confidence,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia told the Los Angeles Times. “This guy’s worked so hard to get back to where he was and even a little above that now.”

Kansas City starter Jakob Junis (5-8, 4.43) has been trending in the opposite direction, losing his past five starts.

He began the season by blanking the Detroit Tigers for seven innings in a 1-0 win on April 3 and doing the same six days later in a 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Junis then faced the Angels and was knocked out after allowing four runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 5-3 loss in Kansas City, giving up home runs to Luis Valbuena, Justin Upton and Mike Trout.

Junis had allowed 19 home runs entering Sunday, tied for the major-league lead with Bartolo Colon.

“It’s definitely been a struggle for me,” he told reporters after his latest start. “I’ve given up a lot of home runs this year, so I’m very conscious of that. I’m trying to keep it in the ballpark, because when I do, that’s when I have success.”

Junis struggled even worse in his only other appearance against the Angels last June, giving up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 9-0 loss in Anaheim.

Jennifer Lopez raised money for Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico, celebrated an anniversary with beau Alex Rodriguez and covered Prince songs at a pre-Super Bowl concert in Minneapolis.

Lopez headlined the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert at Nomadic Live at The Armory, working the stage with sizzling and sharp dance moves and singing hits like ”I’m Real” and ”Love Don’t Cost a Thing.”

She changed at least seven times during the nearly two-hour concert: She started in a body suit and then switched to a loose jersey that read ”J LO” and the No. 13 – one of the many odes to A-Rod.

When she performed her new dance single ”Us,” released on Friday, she said she worked on the song a year ago – around the time she started dating the former New York Yankee player. Lopez also used a baseball bat as a prop during ”Jenny from the Block.”

”Today is a very special day … I don’t want to get all mushy but baby this song is for you,” said Lopez.

Rodriguez was in the audience Authentic B.J. Hill Jersey , along with Jamie Foxx, Russell Wilson, Ciara, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Archie Manning.

Though Super Bowl 52 was Sunday, with the New England Patriots taking on the Philadelphia Eagles, Lopez said ”the big show is tonight.”

”You get full time, you get overtime … we can do whatever we want to do. There are no censors, ain’t no time delay. We came to play,” she said.

She sported a dramatic, long fur-like coat during a dance break for ”If You Had My Love,” weaving in a bit of Sheila E’s ”The Glamorous Life.”

Appropriately, she sang a medley of Prince songs for the Minneapolis crowd – including ”When Doves Cry” and ”Darling Nikki” – and even slid across the stage on her knees while a guitarist gave his best impression of The Purple One. It earned roars from the crowd.

Lopez, 48, also covered Aretha Franklin’s ”Respect”; danced to Cardi B’s ”Bodak Yellow” and Camila Cabello’s ”Havana”; was joined by Ne-Yo for a duet of ”All I Have”; and let DJ Khaled work the audience up while she changed outfits.

At one point she said, ”We need something sexy for the sexy people from Minneapolis,” and was joined by shirtless male dancers. In a lingerie ensemble, she danced sensually on a chair as red lights shined onto the stage.

She closed the set with a festive vibe with ”Let’s Get Loud,” as her dancers played congos and pyrotechnics burst in the air.

Saturday’s concert raised awareness for the post-Hurricane Maria relief and recovery effort in Puerto Rico. AT&T said it would match charitable contributions up to $200,000 to the Hispanic Federation, and it would give a $1 donation to the Hispanic Federation for every tweet using the hashtag (hash)JLoNOW.

Lopez said she wanted ”to help all of our friends in Puerto Rico who are still trying to rebuild their lives.”

”Together we can do great things,” she told the audience.

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