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Moustakas leading Majors in nighttime hitting

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OAKLAND -- Here's a fun stat: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is leading the Major Leagues in night hitting.

Really.

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OAKLAND -- Here's a fun stat: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is leading the Major Leagues in night hitting.

Really.

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Moustakas is hitting .354 in night games, topping Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt's .346.

Moustakas has no explanation.

"I didn't even know about it," he said. "But it's pretty cool. I guess it means I have good night vision."

After thinking about it for a moment, Moustakas then added, "You know, I've heard Miggy just crushes it during the day. That right?"

Indeed it is: Detroit's Miguel Cabrera leads all Major Leaguers with a .420 day-time batting average.

• Royals right-hander Kris Medlen will move from Double-A Northwest Arkansas to Triple-A Omaha for his next rehab start, which will be Monday. He will throw 75 pitches or so.

Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB.

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