Royals Win In 11 On Moustakas Home Run
Associated Press - April 16, 2014 11:45 pm
HOUSTON (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros Wednesday night.
Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in right field off Jerome Williams (0-1) to lead off the 11th.
A small group of Royals fans stood and yelled ‘Moooooose’ as he rounded the bases after his first homer this year.
Jarrod Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder’s choice.
Danny Duffy (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win and Greg Holland allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless 11th for his fifth save.
Jason Castro and Marc Krauss both had two run home runs for the Astros. Heralded Houston prospect George Springer made his major league debut, batting second and playing right field.
The 24 year old, who hit 37 homers combined in Double A and Triple A last season, singled and walked, but struck out with one out and a runner on first in the 11th.