Lorenzo Cain had two hits including a homer and two RBIs, and Alcides Escobar also drove in two with a pair of hits, as the former Brewers teammates, who played their in 2010, helped the Royals to an 8-5 win in the series opener. The win also marked the return of manager Ned Yost.
Mike Moustakas drove in Escobar with a single in a three-run first inning with Escobar running on the pitch from first. Cain tacked on his two-run shot in the fifth, his fifth of the season, off starter Kyle Lohse for a 5-0 lead. The Royals had an 8-2 lead in the ninth, when Greg Holland came on in a non-save situation. It was his first work in six days and Yost blamed rust.
“It’s rust. That’s my fault,” Yost said.
Holland was tagged for three-runs and Wade Davis was called on to get the save as Milwaukee stranded runners on second and third in the ninth.