Ian Kennedy pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and the Royals hit their first three home runs of the season to beat the winless Minnesota Twins 7-0 Saturday night.
Mike Moustakas and Lorenzo Cain hit successive home runs in the fourth off Twins left-hander Tommy Milone, and Kendrys Morales homered in the sixth off Casey Fien.
Paulo Orlando, who was making his first start of the season, had three hits, including an RBI single in the three-run sixth and scored on Alcides Escobar’s two-out triple.
Minnesota has never started a season 0-5. Last time that franchise reached that mark, they were the Washington Senators before 1961.