Alcides Escobar, Kansas City
The shortstop was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
BY THE NUMBERS
16 Consecutive games with a hit for Joe Mauer, tying his career-high hitting streak set in 2008.
99 Miles per hour on a fastball thrown by Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera in the seventh inning.
3:23 Time needed to review if Trevor Plouffe had been picked off third base in the fourth. He was ruled safe.
Phil Hughes is 4-5 with a 5.17 ERA in 13 starts at Target Field. He will face young flamethrower Yordano Ventura.
La VELLE E. NEAL III