Moustakas Helps Royals to Fourth Straight Win
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Mike Moustakas had three hits and drove in two runs and Luke Hochevar pitched six solid innings to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Wednesday.
The Royals have won four straight, matching the longest winning streak of the season, while the Twins have lost 19 of 23 and are in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the past two years.
Moustakas drove in runs in the second and fourth inning with singles. He doubled and scored in the two-run sixth inning.
Hochevar (11-11) gave up two runs on five hits in six innings. He improved to 6-3 in 12 starts since the All-Star break.
Liam Hendricks (0-2), who was making his second big league, was roughed up for five runs on eight hits in five innings.