Moustakas not only went the other way offensively, but he powered a Jeff Samardzija pitch over the left-center-field wall in the fifth inning of the Royals' 10-1 win over the White Sox on Monday.
It was Moustakas' first home run to the opposite field in the Major Leagues -- this is fifth Major League season.
"That's probably right," Moustakas said. "I know I hit some the other way in the Minors. But it felt pretty good. I didn't know it was out, but was happy when it did."
Moustakas also seemed to embrace his new role as the No. 2 hitter.
"I'm more than liking it," he said, smiling.
Moustakas hit a sacrifice bunt that led to a run, homered, walked and scored, and singled on a swinging bunt -- a full day's work.
"It's like every at-bat was a different situation, and that's what you have to do hitting second," Moustakas said. "I like the challenge. And whatever I can do to help the team I will."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.