The Royals have now won 12 of their last 13 games…the latest coming off a season-high 13 runs, as Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help blow out the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night.
Manager Ned Yost called it a stress free night, thanks to a six-run second inning and Guthrie pitching on cruise control. He’s now 12-7 after winning his fourth straight start. His 12 wins are a career high. He retired the last 13 Twins batters he faced and lowered his earned run average to 3.94.
The two players this organization has been banking on to turn the team around, led the charge. In that six-run second inning, Mike Moustakas and Hosmer hit two-run singles. Moustakas had two hits in the inning as the Royals sent 11 batters to the plate.
Hosmer later hit his 12th home run of the season, with 11 of them coming after June 13. That came in the sixth with Jarrod Dyson and Cain aboard. Moustakas went 4-for-5, matching his career high for hits.