ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Mike Moustakas had three hits and three RBI, Kendrys Morales kept up his torrid two-out hitting and the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on Saturday night.
Morales had an RBI single and Moustakas a run-scoring double off Jake Odorizzi (6-7) as the Royals grabbed a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Morales leads the majors with 47 RBI with two outs this season, breaking the team record of 46 set by Joe Randa in 2000.
Lorenzo Cain had a run-scoring single in the sixth, and Moustakas added an RBI single in the ninth.
Kris Medlen (3-0) allowed three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings in his second start and ninth appearance since returning from elbow ligament replacemet surgery. Wade Davis got the last three outs for his 13th save.
Kevin Kiermaier homered for the Rays, who have lost 10 of 15.