All right let’s be honest: Who saw this coming? Anyone raises their hand and the rest of us are calling prairie chips.
We’re not just talking about the 13-0 bludgeoning the Royals put on the Minnesota Twins on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium — although who foresaw that?
There was much to note certainly.
Eric Hosmer established a career high with five RBIs with a two-run single in a six-run second inning that served effectively as a TKO. He then provided a three-run exclamation point with a 414-foot bomb in the sixth.
Jeremy Guthrie 12-7 won his fourth straight start and set a career high with his club-leading 12th victory. And he did it in style with his second career shutout and sixth career complete game.
Mike Moustakas tied a career high with four hits and yes it’s no coincidence the Royals broke loose for 13 runs and 16 hits on a night when Hosmer and Moustakas each flexed their muscles.
And there was one overly exuberant fan who chose to frolic in the left-field fountain...