Catcher Salvador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, and a triple and Paulo Orlando added three hits as the Royals finished with a total of 17 hits in their 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Target Field.  The game also featured a rain delay.  Perez became the first Royals player with five hits in a game since Billy Butler on Sept. 5, 2013.   Perez now is 20-for-49 (.408) career at Target Field.  He scored three times and drove in a run. All nine of Kansas City’s batters got hits.  Orlando and Jarrod Dyson had two RBIs each.

Perez has a nine-game hitting streak that has seen his average shoot up from .226 to .260.

Lorenzo Cain fouled a ball off hit leg and though he hobbled around, stayed in the game.  The Royals are short-handed after placing Alex Gordon on the DL Monday afternoon.  Gordon is out with a scaphoid fracture in his right wrist. To take Gordon’s spot on the roster, the Royals have recalled infielder Cheslor Cuthbert from Omaha (AAA).

Salvy’s five hit night.  (VIDEO/