Moustakas Leads Royals Past D-Backs
Associated Press - August 6, 2014 11:54 pm
Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.
PHOENIX (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered and drove in four runs, Yordano Ventura pitched six solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series.
Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offense for Ventura (9-8) to take the second game.
Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six game road trip, hit a two run homer off Josh Collmenter (8-6) in the third inning and added a run scoring single off the right hander in the fourth. He drove in another run on a fielder’s choice in the ninth inning to make it 4-2 and Greg Holland gave up a sacrifice fly to Mark Trumbo in the bottom half before closing out his 32nd save.