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Royals hit 3 home runs in win

15 Juin 2017

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is in the lineup Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants.

Jorge Bonifacio drove in three runs and snapped an 0-for-13 drought, Alex Gordon added two hits and two runs, while Whit Merrifield had a bases-loaded triple to help Kansas City to a win in its first appearance at AT&T Park since the 2014 World Series.

Coincidentally, the Royals home run barrage came against former World Series hero Johnny Cueto, who gave up four batted balls of at least 100 miles per hour off the bat in the 2nd and 3rd inning, including three straight in the 3rd.

The 415-foot home run opened up the scoring in the 2nd inning, but his bomb wouldn't be the only one.

Hammel finished his afternoon 6.2 innings to his credit, giving up just one run on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Cueto (5-6) gave up five runs and a season-high 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Eduardo Nunez had two hits and an RBI for the Giants.

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"It was one of those you don't hit very well, but you see it going in a good spot", Merrifield said of his sliced flyball down the right field line that barely eluded a diving Hunter Pence.

Though Bochy was reluctant to emphasize the importance of the trip in a pregame conversation with reporters, failing to win at least three of four games against the first-place Colorado Rockies in Denver this weekend would put the Giants in an even greater hole than the 14.0 game deficit in the National League West that they woke up with on Wednesday. The Giants have lost 11 of 15. Hammel fanned Brandon Crawford to end the fourth and reliever Peter Moylan got Buster Posey to ground out to end the seventh.

"This is humbling to go through something like this", said Giants manager Bruce Bochy, whose team completed a 1-4 homestand. "This is humbling to go through something like this".

SAN FRANCISCO-The Giants entered the 2017 season with pocket aces on staff, but midway through the month of June, the team looks ready to fold its hand. The 34-year-old native of SC has gone two straight starts without walking a batter after issuing 23 free passes over his first 10 outings. It also was the last batter the right-hander faced, as Yost came scurrying out of the dugout to replace him with Moylan.

Posey, who smacked three doubles on Sunday, went 2 for 3, improving his batting average to.408 over his last 13 games.

Giants: With a left-hander pitching, 2B Joe Panik was given an additional day off to rest his sprained left thumb.

The Kansas City Royals attempt to extend their winning streak to four games when they visit the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon for the finale of their two-game interleague series. Danny Duffy (right oblique strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and came out of it with no lingering pain. In three starts in May, he has allowed just five runs, posting a 2.21 ERA.

Royals hit 3 home runs in win