KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Chris Young struck out 10 in six innings, Mike Moustakas homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 Friday night.
Young (1-3), who came in with a 7.90 ERA and had allowed 20 hits in 13 2/3 innings, baffled the Orioles. Young recorded his sixth-career double-figure strikeout game and his first since April 24, 2008, when he struck out 10 against San Francisco while with San Diego.
Young gave up two runs and four hits, including a sixth inning leadoff home run to Manny Machado, who extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.
Wade Davis pitched a spotless ninth to log his seventh save in as many chances.
Moustakas hit his sixth home run on Yovani Gallardo’s second pitch with Alcides Escobar aboard. Moustakas had a two-out, RBI double in the second off Gallardo (1-1).