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Moustakas continues hit parade in loss

Moustakas continues hit parade in loss

Moustakas continues hit parade in loss
DETROIT -- Third baseman Mike Moustakas, with a second-inning double, extended his hitting streak to 14 games in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

That represents quite a change for Moustakas, who had struggled through much of his rookie season. Example: In his previous 14 games, he'd hit safely in just five.

Moustakas' streak is the second longest for a rookie in Royals history. Outfielder David DeJesus had two 15-game streaks in his rookie season of 2004.

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Moustakas' average hit a season low of .182 immediately before the streak began. Now, his streak, in which he's hit .423 (22-for-52), has his average up to .232.

"The streak's nice and all, but I'd still rather be winning ballgames," Moustakas said. "I wish I could be getting them with runners in scoring position. The hits are hits, but we've got to find out ways to win."

He was 1-for-4 in Wednesday's loss.

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