Who knows what it will mean come September — or maybe even a few days from now — but, at this moment, the Royals are riding a blue wave that beckons with all sorts of marvelous possibilities.

A remarkable 16-hour period concluded Thursday afternoon in a 10-7 comeback victory over the Cleveland Indians. That followed a wild 6-5 thriller that ended shortly after 1 a.m. earlier in the day.

“It’s just battling, man,” said Eric Hosmer, who had a game-tying homer as an immediate follow-up to a game-winning homer. “That’s the character of our team. It’s like I’ve been saying, we have confidence in our offense.”

The result was an Independence Day full of fireworks. The Royals hit three homers while overcoming deficits of 5-0 and 7-5, but the game-winning blow was a well-placed hard ground ball.

Salvy Perez pulled a three-run pinch double past third base in the eighth inning against a shortened infield that broke a 7-7 and provided the Royals with their first lead of the game.

“We had a meeting before the game,” he said, “to (make sure we) play hard every day, no matter what happened yesterday. We ended up where we got today.”

The Royals scored in bunches. And aided by eight walks, they needed just six hits to score 10 runs. It was only the 17th time since 1921 that a club pulled off that 10-or-more with six-or-fewer combo.

“We feel like we’re over the hump offensively,” manager Ned Yost said. “Anytime you can score 10 runs on six hits, you’re slugging.”

They needed every bit of it, too, because Cleveland built a 5-0 lead against James Shields. And Indians, after the Royals pulled even in the sixth, struck for two runs in the seventh against J.C. Gutierrez and Aaron Crow.

But Hosmer’s two-run homer got the Royals back level later in the seventh before Perez capped a three-run eighth against three Cleveland pitchers.

When Greg Holland worked a scoreless ninth, just as he did in the early morning hours, the Royals, at 40-42, could carry two momentum-building victories into their holiday evening.

“Winning this series is very important for us,” shortstop Alcides Escobar said, “because they’re in the same division. Down five, that was an unbelievable comeback.”

Luke Hochevar, 2-1, got the victory for pitching a one-two-three eighth inning and, perhaps, positioning himself as a leading candidate to be Holland’s primary set-up reliever. Brian Shaw, 0-2, was the loser.

George Kottaras, who earlier hit a game-tying homer, started the winning rally by working a leadoff walk against Shaw. That brought Elliot Johnson into the game as a pinch-runner.

Johnny Giavotella fouled off two attempts at a sacrifice bunt before getting plunked with a 0-2 fastball. The Indians then called on Rich Hill for left-on-left matchups against Jarrod Dyson and David Lough.

But Hill’s second pitch to Dyson got past catcher Carlos Santana for a passed ball, which put the runners on second and third with no outs. That prompted an intentional walk to set up a force at every base.