Catcher Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, and a triple and Paulo Orlando added three hits as the Royals finished with a total of 17 hits in their 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Target Field. The game also featured a rain delay. Perez became the first Royals player with five hits in a game since Billy Butler on Sept. 5, 2013. Perez now is 20-for-49 (.408) career at Target Field. He scored three times and drove in a run. All nine of Kansas City’s batters got hits. Orlando and Jarrod Dyson had two RBIs each.
Perez has a nine-game hitting streak that has seen his average shoot up from .226 to .260.
Lorenzo Cain fouled a ball off hit leg and though he hobbled around, stayed in the game. The Royals are short-handed after placing Alex Gordon on the DL Monday afternoon. Gordon is out with a scaphoid fracture in his right wrist. To take Gordon’s spot on the roster, the Royals have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Omaha (AAA).
Salvy’s five hit night. (VIDEO/MLB.com