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Mike Moustakas | Third Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/11/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.
Moustakas worked an RBI double in the fourth, another RBI double in the fifth and an RBI single in the ninth. Of his last seven games, three have been of the three-hit variety. He also has a pair of two-hit games in that stretch. The recent hot streak has boosted his overall triple-slash to .285/.352/.452 with 15 homers and 59 RBI. Aug 29 - 9:44 PM

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Mike Moustakas went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Royals outlasted the Orioles 5-3 on Thursday.

Moustakas also scored a run in the contest. After a small slump coming out of the All-Star break, Moustakas has really picked up the pace offensively in recent weeks. With his three-hit attack he's now hitting .283/.350/.449 with 56 RBI on the year.
Aug 27 - 7:50 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Moustakas has four homers in six games, bringing his season total to 15 homers and 54 RBI in 430 at-bats. Last year, he finished with 15 homers and 54 RBI in 457 at-bats. The big difference this year is that he's hitting .279, compared to .212 last year.
Aug 26 - 11:49 PM

Mike Moustakas hit a game-tying two-run home run, allowing the Royals to come back to win against the Royals on Monday.

Moustakas, who finished 1-for-4 on the evening, turned a 3-1 deficit into a 3-3 tie when he slugged a Ubaldo Jimenez offering to right-center for his 14th home run of the season. The third baseman has homered in three of his last four games, continuing to hit in what has been a breakout age-26 season. Moustakas is hitting .274/.341/.432 with 51 RBI along with the 14 round-trippers.
Aug 24 - 11:02 PM

Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in the Royals' 8-6 comeback win over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Moustakas hit an RBI double in the fourth inning, a solo shot in the sixth inning, and then drove in two more runs with another RBI double in the Royals' big four-run ninth inning. "Moose" is batting .274/.342/.426 with 13 homers, 23 doubles, and 49 RBI on the season for the Royals, who hold a massive 13-game lead in the American League Central standings.
Aug 23 - 5:38 PM

Mike Moustakas hit his 12th homer to give the Royals their only run Thursday against the Red Sox.

Moustakas has gone back to pulling the ball, and he's hitting just .196 in 112 at-bats since the All-Star break, though that does come with a nice 15/13 K/BB ratio. As long as the strikeouts stay down, his average figures to come back at least a little bit.
Aug 20 - 10:44 PM

Mike Moustakas went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

Moustakas hit a two-run homer off Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez in the sixth inning before adding an RBI single in the eighth. Moustakas now has 11 homers and 43 RBI on the year to go with a .275/.336/.414 line.
Aug 12 - 12:06 AM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's simply a day of rest. Ben Zobrist is at third base in Moustakas' place, while Paulo Orlando is covering left field.
Aug 9 - 11:17 AM

Mike Moustakas (knee) had a single in four plate appearances in his return to action Tuesday.

Moustakas hadn't played since having to leave Saturday's game following a hit by pitch in his knee. He should be OK moving forward.
Aug 5 - 8:40 AM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday due to a sore knee.

He was hit by a pitch in the knee on Saturday. Moose is expected to be fine, but the club wanted to give him a little rest just to be safe. Cheslor Cuthbert will start in Moustakas' place at third base.
Aug 2 - 10:43 AM

Mike Moustakas is not in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Ned Yost will use the matchup against opposing southpaw Mark Buehrle to give his third baseman a day of rest. Cheslor Cuthbert will start in his place at the hot corner and bat eighth for the Royals on Saturday.
Aug 1 - 10:23 AM

Mike Moustakas went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Pirates.

The Royals had just taken a 2-1 lead in the seventh inning when Moustakas added plenty of insurance, taking Charlie Morton out to right field for a three-run home run. The third baseman's numbers have fallen off a bit since a hot start to the season, but he still owns a productive .296/.356/.448 line with 10 home runs and 39 RBI.
Jul 22 - 10:58 PM

Mike Moustakas finished 2-for-3 with an RBI single and a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

Moustakas singled in a run in the bottom of the first to give the Royals a 1-0 lead early. He homered to start a three-run seventh inning as the Royals clawed back into the game late, but they ultimately fell short. The third baseman now has nine home runs, 36 RBI, and a .301/.361/.446 triple-slash line this season.
Jul 20 - 11:49 PM

Mike Moustakas went 0-for-3 in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Moustakas is headed to the All-Star Game after winning the "Final Vote," but his batting average continues to tumble. He has just three hits in his last 39 at-bats, so his batting average has dropped from .327 to .294 along the way.
Jul 11 - 5:27 PM

Royals activated 3B Mike Moustakas from the bereavement list.

Moustakas had been dealing with a family emergency. He has not played since last Sunday, but he's set to rejoin the Royals on Friday.
Jul 10 - 3:54 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn