The defending American League champions improved to 7-0 and the Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors with a 12-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in their home opener. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club that won nine in a row to begin the season.
Detroit lost 5-4 at Pittsburgh earlier in the day.
Danny Duffy (1-0) went 6.1 innings, allowing three runs on a day he wasn’t particularly sharp, but he had the offense to back him up. He’s now 4-1 with a 2.37 ERA in his career against the Twins.
Kendrys Morales hit a moon shot to the upper deck in the second inning for the team’s 10th this season.
The scary part for the rest of the league is that the Royals, last in the majors in home runs last season, have gone deep 10 times already. Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain and Eric Hosmer each drove in two runs for the Royals.
The bullpen hasn’t allowed a run yet, with 21 strikeouts in 19 innings.