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Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 30, 2015

Moustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers, 11-7, on Monday. Alex Gordon, who also homered, and Eric Hosmer each had three of the Royals’ 15 hits. Rangers starter Lisalverto Bonilla retired only one of eight batters he faced before being pulled after 37 pitches. He allowed five hits, walked one, hit a batter and balked home a run. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 22, 2015

Hosmer, Moustakas, Rios lead Royals past Giants, 4-2

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each had two hits as the Kansas City Royals defeated a San Francisco Giants split squad, 4-2, on Sunday. Hosmer, who hiked his batting average to .353, doubled in the fourth and scored on Rios’ single. Rios also doubled in the sixth and scored on Salvador Perez’s single. Moustakas had an RBI double in the sixth. “We swung the bats good,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “Hos had some good at-bats. It was a good day.” read more

Hosmer hits second spring homer as KC tops L.A. Angels, 6-4

TEMPE, Ariz. — A swarm of bees chased players from the field and fans from their seats before the Angels’ Mike Trout hit his first spring homer and the Royals’ Eric Hosmer connected for his second, and Kansas City beat Los Angeles, 6-4, on Sunday. Trout, the reigning AL MVP, hit a towering shot in the fifth inning off Miguel Almonte that nearly cleared the berm beyond the wall in left-center field 410 feet from home plate. Trout had career highs of 36 homers and 111 RBIs in 2014. Hosmer had a two-run shot off Matt Shoemaker in the first, a drive to right-center. read more

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