Moustakas' two homers lifts Royals to 8-3 win over Padres

Eric Skoglund will work to get ahead in the count against Padres batters.	 Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Skoglund will work to get ahead in the count against Padres batters. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

A Pirates 7, Marlins 6: Jordy Mercer hit a tying two-run triple in the eighth, and John Jaso followed with a go-ahead double, lifting Pittsburgh over visiting Miami. Eric Hosmer hit his second in as many games for two of his three RBIs.

Padres: RHP Luis Perdomo (0-3, 3.50) will make the start for San Diego on Monday, looking to rebound from his last time out in which he gave up five runs in four innings at Arizona.

Padres: RHP Dinelson Lamet (2-0, 6.92) is limiting right-handers to a.176 batting average, while lefties are hitting.286 against him.

Padres manager Andy Green said Diaz "was probably a little bit over-amped, starting for the first time, not throttling himself a little bit so he could get a little bit deeper into the ballgame".

Lorenzo Cain drew a two-out walk in the first, then advanced to third on two wild pitches before scoring on a Hosmer single.

"I've had some great moments here", Hosmer said. Brandon Maurer came on with runners on first and second and no outs in the ninth and gave up Mike Moustakas' sacrifice fly before getting Alcides Escobar to hit into a double play to earn his 10th save.

"They were just on him", Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We're in there every other inning, we're in the gym just to stay loose so when we have that opportunity we can take advantage of it". The 26-year-old now boasts a.261 average with 12 home runs, 31 RBI and six stolen bases. The Padres got a run back in the 4th when Cory Spangenberg hit the first of his two solo home runs.

Counting the 2016 All-Star Game, Perez has homered in his past three games at Petco.

Austin Hedges hit an RBI single in the first.

Skoglund said he was leaving too many pitches over the middle of the plate "and they were able to barrel the balls up and that was about it".

When Chacin ended the sixth inning waiting in the on deck circle, it seemed as though he was about to get stuck with a no-decision. So after the first slider, I knew there was a good chance I might get a fastball. Spangenberg had two hits, as did Jose Pirela, who hit a solo shot of his own and is still hitting.500 since being recalled from El Paso.

Padres: RHP Jered Weaver, on the disabled list with an inflamed left hip, threw a bullpen session.

"Our bullpen has been used a lot", Moustakas said. Moustakas connected on a three-run blast that capped a four-run burst, accentuating another recent San Diego problem.

Royals: RHP Ian Kennedy (0-6, 5.33) is winless in his last 14 starts since his last win on September 11.

This will be Torres' second career start after he made his big league debut on Wednesday. He's made 21 relief appearances.

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