KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Hosmer went 5 for 5 with a three-run homer and Luis Mendoza got his first major league win in more than three years in the Kansas City Royals’ 10-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Hosmer’s five-hit game was the first by a Royals player since Billy Butler on July 27, 2009. Mendoza, the Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year after going 12-5 with a league-best 2.18 ERA, held the Tigers to two runs, one unearned, and six hits in seven innings in his first big league appearance since April 19, 2010. Mendoza (1-0) got his first major league victory since Aug. 3, 2008 while with the Texas Rangers, an 8-4 decision over Toronto.
The Royals also brought up six players from Triple-A Omaha including outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who hit .312 with 16 home runs and 81 RBIs for the Storm Chasers. The Royals announced after Tuesday night’s 10-2 win over Detroit that they are also calling up right-handed pitchers Vin Mazzaro and Sean O’Sullivan, outfielder Jarrod Dyson and catcher Manny Pina from the Storm Chasers, who won the Pacific Coast League championship. Dyson stole 38 bases and was caught only twice. The Royals also announced they are purchasing the contract of right-hander Kelvin Herrera, who went 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA with six saves while striking out 18 in 17 innings with Omaha.