By: Jon Van Pelt
The Royals continue their dominance over the Minnesota Twins after winning 10-4 Monday night and 7-4 Tuesday night.
Salvador Perez was the hero in Monday’s game, going 5 for five with 3 singles, a double and a triple. Perez maintained his career hot streak at Target Field Tuesday. But the story Tuesday, was Lorenzo Cain, going 4 for 5 driving in 2 runs, and stealing a base. While it is true that the Twins have had a historically bad start to their season, wins are wins for K, especially since the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians have been slumping of late.
Edinson Volquez pitched well going 6 2/3 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs. Ervin Santana, however, did not pitch very well for the Twins, going only 3 2/3 innings and giving up 6 runs on 9 hits. The bats one through nine, stayed hot as all but two of the batters in the KC lineup had hits.
Whit Merrifield, who was called up as a utility player, has continued to prove his worth to the team, playing in his four games at three different positions: second base, left field and third base. Merrifield will be a huge player to have over the next few years, as he can play 7 different positions, he has great speed, and has a good bat. The more he develops as a player, the greater of an asset he will be to Kansas City, as the team will probably lose some defensive spots over the next few years. He has been especially helpful the last few days in the absence of Alex Gordon, who is currently on the disabled list with a broken hand, and Mike Moustakas, who is day to day with knee issues. Kansas City looks to stay perfect against the Minnesota Twins on the season, and seal off a terrific road trip before coming home to square off with the White. Sox.