What a difference a week can make. In a three-game sweep at the hands of the Twins last week, the Royals managed just 13 hits the entire series. Kansas City pounded out 17 hits last night in a 12-3 rout of Minnesota. The Royals belted three home runs. Dee Brown hit a grand slam as part of a six-run third inning for Kansas City. The Royals have won three games in a row, matching their longest winning streak of the year.