Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros 6
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HOUSTON (AP) Mike Moustakas has been mired in such a tough start to the season he joked that he tried to do a little something extra to make sure the ball he hit in the 11th inning would carry out of Minute Maid Park.
was kind of blowing as it was up in the air, hoping it was going out, he said before flashing a huge grin.
And it did to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6 4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.
Moustakas was hitting .098 before his 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 as he rounded the bases after his first homer this year.
felt great, Moustakas said. start or no slow start, it a big win for us. Anytime we can win on the road it a big win. Ned Yost was happy to see Moustakas score the go ahead run.
was big for Moose to do it for us, Yost said. been working really, really hard and tirelessly getting after it. He just needed a little luck and one good at bat, and that was it tonight for sure. Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder 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.
Danny Valencia had a solo homer in the second and Salvador Perez tied it up in the seventh with a tw michael kors outlet o ru michael kors outlet n single.
The Astros went 0 for 6 michael kors outlet with runners in scoring position and left 12 men on base.
Eric Hosmer had two hits for his fourth multi hit game. He led the American League last season with 60 such games.
Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar singled with one out in the seventh inning and Hosmer walked with two outs to load the bases. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.