Morales, Volquez lead the Royals past the Athletics, 4-2

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 8:58 AM

Edinson Volquez (2-0) pitched six innings, retiring seven of the latest eight batters he faced. He gave up two runs on four hits, walking four and striking out two.

Morales, Volquez lead the Royals past the Athletics, 4-2

Kendrys Morales had three hits and got his five-hundredth career RBI to assistance the KS City Royals win their fourth straight, beating the Oakland Athletics four-2 Friday night.

Edinson Volquez (2-0) pitched six innings, retiring seven of the latest eight batters he faced. He gave up two runs on four hits, walking four and striking out two. Eric Hosmer homered and Lorenzo Cain also each drove in a running for the Royals.

Morales walked in his first at bat and then singled in his following three appearances. He entered the game with a .182 average and three hits in his previous eighteen at bats.

Stephen Vogt homered, singled twice and scored both runs for the A's, who lost their fourth straight and fell to one-7 at home.

Wealthy Hill (1-2) struggled through 4 1/three innings, allowing three runs and nine hits.

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