Moustakas' two homers lifts Royals to 8-3 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) After his team hit five home runs on Saturday, Mike Moustakas was ready to keep the power surge going Sunday.

Moustakas hit two home runs and Jake Junis pitched seven-plus solid innings to help the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres 8-3.

Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer also homered for the Royals.

''The offense gave us a big lead and Junis pitched on the attack,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''He executed pitches and had a really, really good slider. He held the fort for us.''

Facing rookie Dinelson Lamet (2-2) Moustakas hit a three-run home run in the first that gave the Royals an early 4-0 advantage, and a solo homer in the eighth, his 17th this season.

''I saw it out of the hand and knew it was up and I tried to put a good swing on it, and it ended up carrying out of the yard,'' Moustakas said. ''It definitely wasn't something that I was looking for, but when I saw it up I put some good wood on it.''

Gordon homered in the fourth, a solo shot, and Hosmer added a two-run homer in the fifth to put Kansas City on top 7-1.

''He's really locked in,'' Yost said of Moustakas. ''He is really putting together a great season this year power-wise. He is really seeing the ball well and driving the ball to all fields with power.''

Junis (2-0), who lasted three and two-thirds innings in his previous start, allowed three runs, all on solo homers, on six hits over a career-best seven-plus innings. He struck out six and walked one.

''I felt like my off-speed was a little sharper today, and I was locating my fastball better than in previous outings,'' Junis said. ''I was getting ahead and staying ahead.''

Scott Alexander contributed two scoreless innings for Kansas City.

''Our bullpen has been used a lot,'' Moustakas said. ''For (Junis) to come out and do what he did was unbelievable. We needed that big. He saved our bullpen.''

Cory Spangenberg hit two solo home runs and Jose Pirela homered to chase Junis from the game in the eighth. Spangenberg recorded his second career two-homerun game for the Padres, who have lost seven of eight.

Lamet struggled for a second straight start after dominating in his first two. He gave up seven runs on six hits in five innings, while striking out six and walking one.

''I think more than anything today it was Lamet struggled with command,'' Padres manager Andy Green said. ''That's gonna get you as long as the inning progresses.''

Phil Maton made his major league debut for San Diego on the same day he was recalled from Triple-A El Paso with a scoreless eighth.

''Going in the game just didn't even seem real, just didn't want to hit the first guy, that's about the only thing that was going through my mind,'' Maton said. ''Once I got that first pitch out of the way everything was okay.''

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''I'm still missing mistakes; this game is hard. I just try to come in and try to figure out how to get hits every day.'' Moustakas said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Manuel Margot continues his recovery from a calf injury and was running in the outfield prior to Sunday's game. Margot will likely require a rehab assignment before returning.

Royals: C Salvador Perez left the game with left-side tightness in his rib cage area. Perez is expected to start Tuesday in San Francisco.

UP NEXT:

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (0-3, 3.50) will make the start for San Diego on Monday, looking to rebound from his last time out in which he gave up five runs in four innings at Arizona. Perdomo opposes RHP Bronson Arroyo of the Cincinnati Reds.

Royals: LHP Jason Vargas (8-3, 2.18) takes the mound at San Francisco on Tuesday. Vargas has won three straight starts and faces Giants LHP Ty Blach.

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PadresSD24-40
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  • W: J. Junis (2-0)L: D. Lamet (2-2)
  • HR: KC - A. Gordon (2), M. Moustakas 2 (17), E. Hosmer (7), SD - J. Pirela (2), C. Spangenberg 2 (3)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield RF40000010.281.330.449.779-0.5
R. Torres 3B41100000.375.375.500.8752.0
L. Cain CF31000111.265.345.412.7571.5
E. Hosmer 1B42231001.314.363.469.83210.0
S. Perez C21100001.274.309.502.8112.0
a- D. Butera C20000000.235.250.373.6230.0
M. Moustakas 3B42242010.275.314.554.86813.5
A. Escobar SS40000020.180.205.234.439-1.0
A. Gordon LF41111010.181.294.250.5445.5
J. Junis P30000030.000.000.000.000-1.5
S. Alexander P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-popped out for Perez in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF41211021.500.560.9091.4696.0
F. Cordero CF40000011.286.348.429.776-0.5
W. Myers 1B40000011.256.311.471.782-0.5
Y. Solarte 2B20000210.252.337.358.6961.5
C. Spangenberg 3B42222013.271.290.376.66611.5
M. Szczur RF40000010.200.321.343.664-0.5
E. Aybar SS40000000.208.277.318.5950.0
L. Torrens C40100000.160.208.200.4081.0
D. Lamet P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- A. Cordoba PH10100000.281.318.405.7231.0
J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. d'Arnaud PH10000011.233.283.279.562-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
  • a-singled for Lamet in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Valdez in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Hosmer (7), M. Moustakas 2 (17), A. Gordon (2)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (26), M. Moustakas 4 (38), A. Gordon (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (12), M. Moustakas 3 (12), A. Gordon (6)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Pirela (2), C. Spangenberg 2 (3)
  • RBI - J. Pirela (5), C. Spangenberg 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Spangenberg (2)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Aybar 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Junis (W, 2-0)7.06331636.231.8524.0
S. Alexander2.00001301.370.866.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Junis (W, 2-0)7.0
S. Alexander2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (L, 2-2)5.06771638.501.56-1.0
J. Valdez2.00000207.711.007.0
P. Maton1.00000100.000.003.5
J. Torres1.01110014.401.081.0
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (L, 2-2)5.0
J. Valdez2.0
P. Maton1.0
J. Torres1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 100-68, S. Alexander 27-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Junis 7-8, S. Alexander 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Junis 28, S. Alexander 7
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Lamet 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 84-56, J. Valdez 24-16, P. Maton 7-6, J. Torres 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 4-6, J. Valdez 2-2, J. Torres 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 23, J. Valdez 6, P. Maton 3, J. Torres 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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PadresSD24-40
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield RF40000010.281.330.449.779-0.5
R. Torres 3B41100000.375.375.500.8752.0
L. Cain CF31000111.265.345.412.7571.5
E. Hosmer 1B42231001.314.363.469.83210.0
S. Perez C21100001.274.309.502.8112.0
a- D. Butera C20000000.235.250.373.6230.0
M. Moustakas 3B42242010.275.314.554.86813.5
A. Escobar SS40000020.180.205.234.439-1.0
A. Gordon LF41111010.181.294.250.5445.5
J. Junis P30000030.000.000.000.000-1.5
S. Alexander P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total399884193-----
  • a-popped out for Perez in the 5th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pirela LF41211021.500.560.9091.4696.0
F. Cordero CF40000011.286.348.429.776-0.5
W. Myers 1B40000011.256.311.471.782-0.5
Y. Solarte 2B20000210.252.337.358.6961.5
C. Spangenberg 3B42222013.271.290.376.66611.5
M. Szczur RF40000010.200.321.343.664-0.5
E. Aybar SS40000000.208.277.318.5950.0
L. Torrens C40100000.160.208.200.4081.0
D. Lamet P10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
a- A. Cordoba PH10100000.281.318.405.7231.0
J. Valdez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. d'Arnaud PH10000011.233.283.279.562-0.5
P. Maton P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Torres P0000-0001.0001.0001.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Lamet in the 5th
  • b-struck out for Valdez in the 7th
BATTING
  • HR - E. Hosmer (7), M. Moustakas 2 (17), A. Gordon (2)
  • RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (26), M. Moustakas 4 (38), A. Gordon (12)
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hosmer 3 (12), M. Moustakas 3 (12), A. Gordon (6)
BATTING
  • HR - J. Pirela (2), C. Spangenberg 2 (3)
  • RBI - J. Pirela (5), C. Spangenberg 2 (10)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Spangenberg (2)
FIELDING
  • E - E. Aybar 2 (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Junis (W, 2-0)7.06331636.231.8524.0
S. Alexander2.00001301.370.866.5
Total9.0633293---
PITCHERSIP
J. Junis (W, 2-0)7.0
S. Alexander2.0
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
D. Lamet (L, 2-2)5.06771638.501.56-1.0
J. Valdez2.00000207.711.007.0
P. Maton1.00000100.000.003.5
J. Torres1.01110014.401.081.0
Total9.0788194---
PITCHERSIP
D. Lamet (L, 2-2)5.0
J. Valdez2.0
P. Maton1.0
J. Torres1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 100-68, S. Alexander 27-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Junis 7-8, S. Alexander 3-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Junis 28, S. Alexander 7
PITCHING
  • WP - D. Lamet 2 (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - D. Lamet 84-56, J. Valdez 24-16, P. Maton 7-6, J. Torres 17-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Lamet 4-6, J. Valdez 2-2, J. Torres 2-1
  • Batters Faced - D. Lamet 23, J. Valdez 6, P. Maton 3, J. Torres 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Moustakas homered to left center83
  • 8TH INNING
    Pirela homered to center73
  • 7TH INNING
    Spangenberg homered to center72
  • 5TH INNING
    Hosmer homered to right, Torres scored71
  • 4TH INNING
    Spangenberg homered to center51
    Gordon homered to right center50
  • 1ST INNING
    Moustakas homered to right, Hosmer and Perez scored40
    Hosmer singled to left, Cain scored10
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jose Torres relieved Phil Maton
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Moustakas homered to left center
    • A. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Escobar lined out to right
    • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to first
    • S. Alexander: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Alexander grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Alexander Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Szczur grounded out to third
    • E. Aybar: Aybar grounded out to third
    • L. Torrens: Torrens grounded out to third
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Phil Maton pitching
    • L. Cain: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cain struck out swinging
    • E. Hosmer: Hosmer lined out to left
    • D. Butera: Strike looking, Butera lined out to center
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pirela homered to center
    • Scott Alexander relieved Jake Junis
    • F. Cordero: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordero struck out swinging
    • W. Myers: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Solarte walked
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Spangenberg struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Valdez Pitching:
    • J. Junis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Junis struck out looking
    • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Merrifield flied out to right
    • R. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Torres lined out to left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Spangenberg homered to center
    • M. Szczur: Szczur fouled out to catcher
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Aybar grounded out to first
    • L. Torrens: Strike looking, Torrens singled to right
    • Chase d'Arnaud hit for Jose Valdez
    • C. d'Arnaud: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, d'Arnaud struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Jose Valdez pitching
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas grounded out to first
    • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • A. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Gordon grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • F. Cordero: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cordero grounded out to first
    • W. Myers: Myers grounded out to third
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Solarte lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Merrifield flied out to right
    • R. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Torres reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • L. Cain: Pickoff attempt, Cain flied out to left
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Hosmer homered to right, Torres scored
    • D. Butera: Drew Butera facing Dinelson Lamet
    • S. Perez: Perez popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Butera hit for Salvador Perez
    • Drew Butera catching
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Aybar grounded out to first
    • L. Torrens: Ball, Strike looking, Torrens grounded out to shortstop
    • Allen Cordoba hit for Dinelson Lamet
    • A. Cordoba: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Cordoba singled to center
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
    • A. Escobar: Escobar grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Gordon: Gordon homered to right center
    • J. Junis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Junis struck out looking
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Myers fouled out to catcher
    • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Solarte struck out looking
    • C. Spangenberg: Strike swinging, Ball, Spangenberg homered to center
    • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Szczur fouled out to third
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • R. Torres: Torres lined out to left
    • L. Cain: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Cain safe at first on shortstop Aybar fielding error
    • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Ball, Hosmer reached on fielder's choice to second, Hosmer to second, Cain out at second on shortstop Aybar fielding error
    • S. Perez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Perez lined out to left
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • D. Lamet: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lamet struck out swinging
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pirela struck out swinging
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Ball, Cordero flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • A. Gordon: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
    • J. Junis: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Junis struck out swinging
    • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Merrifield struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • M. Szczur: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Szczur struck out swinging
    • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Aybar grounded out to second
    • L. Torrens: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torrens flied out to right
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • D. Lamet Pitching:
    • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield flied out to deep right
    • R. Torres: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Torres grounded out to pitcher
    • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain walked
    • E. Hosmer: Ball, Cain to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cain to third on wild pitch, Hosmer singled to left, Cain scored
    • S. Perez: Perez singled to deep left, Hosmer to second
    • M. Moustakas: Moustakas homered to right, Hosmer and Perez scored
    • A. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Junis Pitching:
    • J. Pirela: Strike looking, Pirela singled to shallow left
    • F. Cordero: Ball, Cordero flied out to right
    • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Myers flied out to left
    • Y. Solarte: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Solarte walked, Pirela to second
    • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)