The Royals scored in each of the first four innings, including a four run first and pounded out 18 hits in a 14-6 win over the Twins.  Miguel Olivo was a double shy of the cycle as he along with David DeJesus and Mike Jacobs had three hits apiece.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn couldn’t finish the second inning as the Royals jumped on him early.  In the first,  with two outs, Blackburn looked like he might get out of the first inning with just a run, but then he walked Mike Jacobs, before Olivo tripled to score two more.  Then Olivo came around on a ground rule double from Alex Gordon.

In the second, after a single and a walk, Blackburn tried to force Mitch Maier at third, but his third basemen dropped the ball loading the bases.  Billy Butler, last week’s AL player of the week, grounded into a double play to score a run, but Jacobs singled and that was all for Blackburn.  1.1 innings with six runs allowed, four earned.

The Royals kept beating up Twins’ pitching the entire night.  That gave Kyle Davies his fourth win of the year as he went five innings allowing just one run on five hits.  He did walk three, but he also struck out six.