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Moustakas hits 3-run double, Vargas tosses gem as Royals top Rockies 3-2 for 2-game sweep

  • Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas hits a three-run double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas hits a three-run double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 14, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)  (The Associated Press)

Much-maligned Mike Moustakas hit a three-run double in the second inning, and Jason Vargas and the Kansas City bullpen made the meager offense work in a 3-2 victory Wednesday over the Colorado Rockies for a two-game sweep.

Vargas (4-1) did not allow a hit until the fourth inning and did not allow a run until Drew Stubbs belted a two-run homer to left in the seventh that made things interesting.

Louis Coleman got the Royals out of the inning without any more damage, and Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect eighth before Greg Holland survived a shaky ninth for his 10th save.

Jhoulys Chacin (1-1) allowed the three runs that Moustakas drove in but otherwise pitched well for Colorado. He allowed seven hits and a walk over six gritty innings.