Joe Saunders threw his first career shutout and Los Angeles handed Zack Greinke his first loss in the Angels' 1-0 victory Saturday night.

Greinke (6-1) allowed one run in eight innings.

Saunders (5-1) earned his second career complete game, giving up five hits.

Saunders had to work out of a second-and-third situation with one out in the eighth. Figgins got the second out when he tagged out Miguel Olivo running from second base on a ground ball from Coco Crisp.

With David DeJesus at the plate, Figgins had to go to his right, toward the line, where he made a sliding stop of a sharp grounder. He then threw across the diamond to get DeJesus by a step and end the inning.

Saunders clapped the back of his glove and emphatically pointed at Figgins while leaving the mound.

Saunders closed out the victory by striking out Mark Teahen and Jose Guillen to open the ninth and sealed it by getting Billy Butler to fly out to center field. It was the Angels' first shutout since Ervin Santana did it on May 5 of last year.

Greinke entered with victories in each of his six starts and a 0.40 ERA, allowing just two earned runs, both in an April 29 start against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Angels scratched out a third-inning run against the right-hander. Gary Matthews Jr. got to Greinke to lead off the bottom of the third with a double to right field. Erick Aybar's sacrifice bunt moved Matthews to third base and Figgins followed with a sacrifice fly ball to center field.

The run snapped a 15-inning scoreless streak for Greinke. He opened the season without allowing a run through in his first four starts. He gave up just four hits to the Angels.

The Royals also missed out on a scoring chance in the fifth inning when Butler led off with a walk that was followed by Alberto Callaspo's single.

Saunders then retired the bottom of the Royals' lineup in order. He got No. 7 hitter Willie Bloomquist on foul popup, retired Olivo on a strikeout swinging and ended the threat by getting Mike Aviles to pop out to first.

The Angels missed out on chances to pad their lead against Greinke. Aybar had a leadoff double in the sixth inning only to be left stranded at second. And Torii Hunter led off the seventh with a flyball that center fielder Coco Crisp tracked down only after jumping into the wall.

Notes:@ The Royals are expected to appeal an official scorer's ruling in Friday's game that gave the Angels' Howie Kendrick an inside-the-park home run. Television replays appeared to show the ball clipped off the glove of Royals OF Jose Guillen, who over-ran Kendrick's fly ball. Angels P Scot Shields underwent an MRI on his left knee and the diagnosis of patella tendonitis will not yet require a trip to the DL. Angels P John Lackey (strained right forearm) will take the mound Sunday for Triple-A Salt Lake in what is expected to be his last rehab start.

(This version CORRECTS Angels 1, Royals 0; SUBS lede to FIX typo in Greinke; REMOVES INcorrect reference to Weaver's complete game)