Hosmer's Five Hits Lift Royals Over Tigers
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Eric Hosmer went 5 for 5 with a three-run homer and Luis Mendoza got his first major league win in more than three years in the Kansas City Royals' 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Hosmer's five-hit game was the first by a Royals player since Billy Butler on July 27, 2009.
Mendoza, the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year after going 12-5 with a league-best 2.18 ERA, held the Tigers to two runs, one unearned, and six hits in seven innings in his first big league appearance since April 19, 2010.
Mendoza (1-0) got his first major league victory since Aug. 3, 2008 while with the Texas Rangers, an 8-4 decision over Toronto.