Moustakas goes 3 for 3, homers as Royals defeat Dodgers 7-2
SURPRISE, Ariz. – Mike Moustakas went 3-for-3 and homered for the second consecutive day as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Wednesday.
Moustakas homered in the fifth inning off reliever Matt Guerrier. Lorenzo Cain and Johnny Giavotella added solo home runs for Kansas City.
Royals right-hander Wade Davis, who skipped a start with shoulder inflammation, allowed one run in four-plus innings. He gave up two hits, but walked four and threw just 36 strikes in 64 pitches.
Davis was lifted after a single and two walks in the fifth. Reliever Luis Coleman induced Skip Schumaker to ground into a double play and struck out Mark Ellis.
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig, a Cuban defector who went 4-for-4 Tuesday, went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly to raise his batting average to a Cactus League-leading .521.