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Moustakas lifts Royals

March 21, 2013

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— 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 because of 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.

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