Alex Gordon, Royals
Led off the first inning with a single, led off the second inning with a triple, and scored both times as the Royals opened up a big lead.
BY THE NUMBERS
3 Home runs hit by the Twins, the most since they hit four at Cleveland last Aug. 6.
5 Consecutive hits to open the game by the Royals, leading to a five-run first inning.
60 Pitches thrown by Mike Pelfrey in his two-inning start.
Liam Hendriks makes his second start of the season, against a Royals team that has generated a 7.24 ERA against him in three previous starts