The Kansas City Royals are coming off an impressive series victory thanks in large part to Eric Hosmer. The Oakland Athletics have a good idea what kind of difference the first baseman can make.
Hosmer looks to continue his hot hitting as the Royals go for a third straight win when they visit the Athletics for the first of three contests Monday night.
Hosmer collected four hits with two homers and four RBIs over the last two games in Anaheim, as Kansas City (2-1) won both after opening the season with a 5-0 loss to the Angels. He was 0 for 4 while fanning twice in that contest.
He hit a two-run homer and scored three runs in Sunday's 7-3 win.
"It was a good test for our ball team," said Hosmer, who finished third in last year's AL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .293 with 19 homers and 78 RBIs. "I think this was a big statement for us to take two of three. It was big for our team to bounce back and take the series."
The A's (1-3) know about Hosmer's ability after he hit...