The Royals offense came into the Minnesota series scoring 3.53 runs per game. They bombed the Twins with 41 hits and 22 runs while taking two out of three games. How did they do it?
For the first time this season, the Kansas City Royals notched 10 hits in three straight games. The whole lineup was hitting, with the exception of Eric Hosmer—who was pretty much the only guy succeeding at the plate for much of this season.
This sudden turn-around came shortly after the KC Royals lost two 2015 All-Stars when left fielder Alex Gordon and third baseman Mike Moustakas slammed into one another chasing a pop foul against the White Sox on Sunday. Both players injured themselves on the play, with Gordon breaking a bone in his hand and Moustakas suffering a contusion on his knee.
Alex Gordon will miss three to four weeks, while Moustakas is listed as day-to-day; but he will see the Kansas City Royals team doctor when the team returns home Thursday.
Generally, teams don’t go on offensive tears after losing two of their best players.
So, how did the KC Royals pull it off? Here five reasons:
Next: Reason No. 5