All right let’s be honest: Who saw this coming? Anyone raises their hand and the rest of us are calling prairie chips. We’re not just talking about the 13-0 bludgeoning the Royals put on the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium — although who foresaw that? There was much to note certainly. Eric Hosmer established a career high with five RBIs with a two-run single in a six-run second inning that served effectively as a TKO. He then provided a three-run exclamation point with a 414-foot bomb in the sixth. Jeremy Guthrie 12-7 won his fourth straight start and set a career high with his club-leading 12th victory. And he did it in style with his second career shutout and sixth career complete game. Mike Moustakas tied a career high with four hits and yes it’s no coincidence the Royals broke loose for 13 runs and 16 hits on a night when Hosmer and Moustakas each flexed their muscles. And there was one overly exuberant fan who chose to frolic in the left-field fountains. That meant jail but really all of that was fine — the whole night was way more than fine but …. This makes 12 victories in 13 games now for the Royals and … yeah just put your hands down. All of you. These guys are now five games over .500 at 57-52 while on a 14-3 burst since the All-Star break. What’s it mean? “It’s going to be a fun last couple of months” Hosmer vowed. “The way this energy in the locker room is when that game turns on there’s one goal in everyone’s mind. That’s winning.
Royals keep rolling by thumping Twins 13-0
Kansas City Star | Aug 6