PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas accounted for all of Kansas Citys runs with a long ball, a liner and a bit of hustle after a diving st

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PHOENIX -- Mike Moustakas accounted for all of Kansas Citys runs with a long ball, a liner and a bit of hustle after a diving stop by Arizona second baseman Aaron Hill. Josh Sweat Eagles Jersey . His hustle play was the one that made all the difference. Moustakas homered and drove in his fourth run by beating a relay throw to first in the ninth inning, helping the Royals beat the Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night to win their fifth straight series. "He (Hill) made a great play on that and Im just running down the line to get to first and get that run, which turned out to be pretty big," Moustakas said. Kansas City rolled over Arizona in the opener and had just enough offence for Yordana Ventura (9-8) to take the second game. Moustakas, who was 1 for 13 to start the six-game road trip, hit a two-run homer off Josh Collmenter (8-6) in the third inning and added a run-scoring single off the right-hander in the fourth. He was initially called out on the groundball in the ninth inning, but a review showed his headfirst dive beat the throw, allowing Billy Butler to score for a 4-2 lead. The Royals needed the extra run, too. Closer Greg Holland gave up a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly to Mark Trumbo in the bottom half before closing out his 32nd save. The scrappy victory was the Royals sixth in seven games, pulling them within 3 1-2 games of Detroit in the AL Central. "This was a big win for us with Detroit losing," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Every game is huge." The Diamondbacks certainly had their chances, particularly against Ventura. Miguel Montero had three of Arizonas 12 hits and Hill had his 1,300th career hit with a run-scoring single in the third inning. The Diamondbacks just couldnt come up with the big hits when they needed them, stranding 11 runners while going 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position. "It was a game we should have done better, a more productive job of taking care of our opportunities," Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. The Royals turned the series opener into a laugher, scoring 10 runs on three swings. Nori Aoki hit a grand slam, Butler had a three-run homer among his four hits, and Salvador Perez added a three-run shot in the 12-2 rout. Kansas City had another long ball early against Collmenter, this one a two-run shot by Moustakas in the second inning, his team-leading 14th of the season. The Royals tacked on another run in the fourth, going up 3-2 on Moustakas run-scoring single. Collmenter was good against everyone except Moustakas, though, allowing one other hit while striking out six in six innings. "That is the difference: him (Ventura) pitching and getting out of jams and me pitching myself into a jam and not getting out of it," Collmenter said. Ventura had at least seven strikeouts in his previous two starts, including a win over Minnesota after allowing a run in seven innings his last outing. The rookie right-hander kept piling up the Ks against the Diamondbacks, notching eight while working around baserunners nicely. He gave up run-scoring singles to Hill and David Peralta in the third inning, but little else despite struggling with his command on off-speed pitches. Ventura allowed eight hits. PERALTAS YEAR Peralta hasnt stopped hitting since being called up on June 1. The rookie outfielder went 2 for 4 against the Royals for his 23rd multi-hit effort in 53 games. Peralta also is second among rookies in the majors with a .315 average. YOSTS 800th Yost reached a big milestone, notching his 800th victory as a manager. Yost spent his first six years as a manager in Milwaukee, where he played. Hes been in Kansas City for the past five seasons, racking up 343 wins. "You sit back and look at 800 wins, I didnt win any of those games," he said. "Those guys and a lot of guys like them did." TRAINERS ROOM Diamondbacks: RHP Daniel Hudson made his first rehab appearance with Arizonas rookie league team Tuesday night, allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts in an inning. He had Tommy John surgery for the second time last year and hasnt pitched in the majors since mid-2012. UP NEXT Royals: RHP Jeremy Guthrie had his first scoreless appearance of the season the last time out, holding Oakland to three hits while striking out six in six innings on Saturday. Diamondbacks: LHP Vidal Nuno, Thursdays starter, has yet to win with the Diamondbacks despite pitching decently since being traded from the New York Yankees. Hes 0-2 with a 3.07 ERA in five starts with Arizona and allowed a run in six innings of a no-decision against Pittsburgh his last outing. Josh Sweat Jersey . The start of the seasons fifth and final major was delayed two hours due to heavy rain in the area. The tournament eventually began, but with water on the greens and the rain persisting, players were called back to the clubhouse less than an hour after the first group teed off. Dallas Goedert Jersey . -- Max Gilbert captured his first pro victory at the Tour Championship of Canada. . Patrick Sharp scored twice and Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell and Nick Leddy also connected to lead Chicago to a 5-2 win over the Devils on Monday night.With an overall record of 28-33, including 6-7 last week, TSN football analyst Chris Schultz is back with his Week 5 selections in the NFL in Risky Business. Minnesota at Green Bay (-9.5) It is easy to build a case that this game will be closer than the spread. The Vikings are getting excellent play out of three rookies: LB Anthony Barr #1 out of UCLA, QB Teddy Bridgewater later in that round out of Louisville and the third round pick RB Jerick McKinnon out of Georgia Southern. It was evident last week as Minnesota moved the ball for 558 total yards against Atlanta. This is a divisional game and, in the past, Mike Zimmer has played Aaron Rogers well when he was the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati. Green Bays run defence has to improve and Eddie Lacy has to have a breakout game. On a short week, both could happen for Green Bay. Is Bridgewater healthy enough to be effective? you know he will be limited in practice, if he practices at all. Packers Chicago at Carolina (-2.5) What was a great defence in Carolina to start the year is now a problem. Carolina did have one of the best defensive front sevens in football but after four games, they are 27th against the pass. With Chicago, the Cutler mistakes destroyed any competitive chance against Green Bay but Matt Forte is coming off his personal best of 2014. With possible injuries to the three primary running backs in Carolina and anticipating Cutler playing a better mistake-free game, I like Chicago to bounce back more effectively in efficiency right in Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers. Bears Baltimore at Indianapolis (-3.5) Both teams are playing their collective best football right now. Andrew Luck has put together his two best games of his career using 10 different receivers last week. Yes, those two games have been against Jacksonville and Tennessee. The Ravens have won three in a row and Steve Smith at 35 is playing like he is 25. Vontae Davis is also 35 in a downfield WR/CB competition to watch. Where I think the Colts have an advantage is in Ahmad Bradshaw at running back. Elusive with power, the former New York Giant is a complete player. Still, both quarterbacks have seen it all from every type of NFL defence but an absence of a pass rush from the Colts and the consistency of the pass rush from the Ravens is a key difference in the game. I think Joe Flacco will have time to see his routes fully develop downfield, Luck not so much. Ravens Houston at Dallas (-4) The word for Dallas is discipline in play-calling. The NFLs leading rusher is DeMarco Murray with 534 yards going into Week 5. Just use him and everything should fall into place. With Houston, JJ Watt had two brutal roughing the passer calls and then won the game on an 80-yard interception return. I look for Watt to line up on the defences left side, offences right and make plays. But will that be enough? For Dallas, they are better than expected on defence and you can say better than expected on offence and that was a given that they would be good. As long as Tony Romo throws in the area of 25 passes, Dallas should be as effective this week as last week. Cowboys Buffalo at Detroit (-7) Detroit is going to score some points but also plays its best defence at home, allowing 14 and seven points in last two home games. Kyle Orton is a good quarterback and can lead a team to NFL wins but I dont know if he can go touchdown-for-touchdown with Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Reggie Bush and the entire offence of Detroit. Former Lions head coach Jim Schwartz returns to run the Bills defence. Detroit Pittsburgh (-6.5) at Jacksonville Win one, lose one, win one, lose one so far for the Steelers. Lose four in a row, allowing 33 or more points for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Game 2 for Blake Bortles and he will continue to improve, I just dont know if he has the defence to slow anyone down. The Steelers should respond after the Tampa Bay loss in a game they had 13 penalties for 125 yards. This wont be about winning, it will be about playing four great quarters of football. Steelers Tampa Bay at New 0rleans (-10) Its not always who you play but when you play them and with the Saints coming off being dominated by Dallas, they want to get back to not just winning but dominating themselves. Being at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome makes a big difference. The Saints have won 18 straight at home and often by double digit scores. One reason that Tampa Bay was so bad in Atlanta and so good in Pittsburgh was the heath of their starters. In Atlanta, they were not healthy, in Pittsburgh they were healthier. Still, the Saints offence is comparable to Atlanta, so... Saints Atlanta at NY Giants (-4) All logic says take the Giants. Avonte Maddox Eagles Jersey. Atlanta lost two starting offensive lineman and the Giants looked the best they have ever looked in Washington, winning easy. Also, Atlanta is similar to New 0rleans in that they are spectacular at home, not so much on the road. The new offence of Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning found its grove last Thursday and Atlanta could not stop a rookie running back in Jerick MaKinnon last week. All logic says Giants... Giants St Louis at Philadelphia (-7) The Rams may be better than originally thought, especially after QB Sam Bradfords season-ending injury. Austin Davis is the Rams third quarterback but right now, he is completing 72 per cent of his passes and looks anything but overwhelmed. The big negative surprise in Philadelphia is the absence of a productive LeSean McCoy, avaraging only 2.7 yards per carry. Last week in San Francisco, all the Eagles points came on a blocked punt, a punt return and interception return. Not as smooth and polished as anticipated. Rams Cleveland at Tennessee (-2) Coming off the bye week, the Browns have been competitive in every game and beat New Orleans at home. The Titans have health issue at quarterback and have only one upset win at KC in Week 1. The Browns should get Ben Tate back and the Titans have been outscored 100-34 the last three weeks; mind you, against three good teams. After so much public attention, QB Brian Hoyer has yet to throw an interception and kept Johnny Manziel on the bench. Browns Arizona at Denver (-7) Both teams are coming off the bye week so its like starting the season all over again with three games of experience to work with. There are two reasons why I like Denver. First, Arizona allows a 67 per cent completion rate which is extremely high and second, Arizona also leads the NFL in first downs acquired by penalty. But there are two reasons why I like Arizona. Third round draft pick John Brown is a complement to Larry Fitzgerald and Malcom Floyd and second, their 3rd down efficiency is at 48 per cent and thats a very high number. But in the end, as good as Arizona is and they are, I think Denver is due and with a week in between, it benefits Denver more than Arizona. Denver NY Jets at San Diego (-6.5) The Chargers are quietly a very good team. Only Seattle has scored over 20 points on the Chargers defence and that was 21. There is a concern that, with Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead out, can Donald Brown carry the load as a full time #1 running back. I think he can. Philip Rivers has a 9:1 touchdown to interception ratio while Geno Smith is 4:5. This really would be the upset of the year so far in NFL football but I cant see it happening. The Chargers are just throwing the football better than any team right now. Chargers Kansas City at San Francisco (-6.5) How enjoyable would it be for Alex Smith to go into Levis Stadium and beat the team that drafted him #1 overall in 2005 only to dismiss him as insignificant and all used up two years ago? Yes, Kansas City beat what looks like an average New England Patriot team - or did Kansas City make them look average. The Chiefs must keep Colin Kaepernick in the pocket as he is deadly on designed run plays to the outside, making a 3rd down to a 1st down with his sprinting style. I cant see either team dominating the other. Chiefs Cincinnati at New England (Pick em) Something is missing. Ive never seen Tom Brady make such an illogical decision downfield and with disastrous results. Is it him or the people around him? Probably both but that play is on him. Ive never seen a Bill Belicheck team allow 303 yards in the first half because it has never happened before. This could be a transitional game of reality perception: the past success and dominant play of the Patriots taken over by the new success and youthful regular season success of the Cincinnati Bengals. Looks like logic to me. Bengals Seattle (-7) at Washington The Seahawks are coming off bye week and Washington is coming off 10 days between games. One aspect of Seattle that is not public enough is they are very good against the run most of the time with San Diego being an exception. If Alfred Morris does not get going early and often, then I cant see Washington moving the ball at all. Kirk Cousins is not as bad as his Giants performance but not good as his best game. I am sure RG3 was sitting up high at FedEx Field thinking see, not as easy as it looks. Defensive energy will be at an all-time high and Im not sure if Washington can match it on Monday Night Football. Home underdog is always a good choice, but it is Seattle as the visiting team. Seahawks Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Black Jerseys ' ' '

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