Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-2 over Cleveland Moustakas slugged the first pitch he saw from Indians reliever Shawn Armstrong to center field for his 13th home run of the season. That makes three long balls in the last four games and 12 RBI in the past two weeks for the Royals third baseman.
Moustakas went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-4 win over Cleveland. His homer to right center in the fifth inning tied the game for the Royals. Moustakas is now slashing .249/.282/.503 on the season, and has been the victim of some considerable bad luck with a .240 BABIP. His power stroke is working on the campaign, as he now has 12 home runs to go along with 25 RBI.
Moustakas is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports. After starting the past nine games for Kansas City, Moustakas will get the night off with southpaw Hector Santiago taking the hill for Minnesota. Cheslor Cuthbert will pick up a start at the hot corner in his stead.
Moustakas went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run and an additional RBI in Sunday's victory over Baltimore. The third baseman's blast, his ninth of the year, led the Royals to a five-run fourth inning. Moustakas' four RBI were a season high and propelled his team to a come-from-behind victory that finished off a three-game sweep of the O's. He's off to a fine start -- especially when taking into account the Royals' anemic offense -- slashing .250/.282/.493 with 18 RBI and 19 runs through 34 games.
Moustakas went 2-for-6 with his eighth homer and two RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rays. He'd been patently awful over his last nine games, going 6-for-37 (.162) with no homers and nine strikeouts. Moustakas tends to be a streaky hitter, so this could be the start of a powerful stretch from him. The 28-year-old's counting stats have been rather disappointing, but it won't take that much of a rally for him to pull them back in line with expectations.
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