Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/3/12

Mike Moustakas was in a slump, hitless over the first three games in Minnesota last weekend and on the bench Sunday.

The Kansas City Royals third baseman was back in the lineup Monday night in Toronto and is officially out of his 0-for-15 skid.

Moustakas hit his first career grand slam to lead the Royals to an 11-3 rout of the Blue Jays.

Manager Ned Yost said Moustakas' day off Sunday was a chance for him to "catch his breath."

Moustakas knocked the breath out of the Blue Jays with an RBI double in the third inning and the slam in a five-run seventh. His five RBI were a career high.

"It was really cool," Moustakas said. "I got a good pitch to hit, got a fastball over the middle of the plate and just tried not to do too much with it."

He did plenty with it.

"That was our first grand slam of the year, and it came at a great time," Yost said.

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