Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit back to back homers in the 12th, and the Royals won their sixth straight game, in a 5-3 final over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
Six of the Royals last eight victories have come in their last at-bat, and they’ve hit 12 home runs in the last four games. Jorge Bonifacio also homered for the Royals.
On Monday night, the Royals acquired right-handed starter Trevor Cahill, righty reliever Brandon Maurer, and lefty reliever Ryan Buchter from the Padres in exchange for Matt Strahm and Travis Wood along with 18-year-old middle infield prospect Esteury Ruiz.
Maurer was San Diego’s closer but had an ERA over five. Cahill is 4-3 as a starter for the Padres. Two years prior, he worked out of the Cubs bullpen after being acquired from Atlanta but three years prior to that he was a starter for Oakland and Arizona.