The Padres scored four unearned runs with two outs in the third inning thanks to third baseman Mike Moustakas’ error on a sun ball and rookie Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single, as the San Diego Padres beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Wednesday.
With San Diego trailing 1-0, pitcher Tim Stauffer hit a popup that first baseman Eric Hosmer lost it in the sun and Mike Moustakas ran all the way over to the first-base side of the mound, and reached for the ball, but it hit his glove. He then reached out again to try to grab the ball but it hit off his glove again and hit the ground.
Chris Denorfia followed with a single before Bruce Chen got the next two batters. However, Ryan Ludwick doubled to left to bring in Stauffer with the tying run. Rizzo hit a two-run single to right, took second on the throw home and scored on Orlando Hudson’s high chopper.