(MINNEAPOLIS) The Royals have been hot in the latter part of July, but so have Detroit and Cleveland, meaning they need to keep it up just to keep pace.
They did so Monday as Mike Moustakas slapped two home runs in a 7-2 win at Minnesota. It's the seventh straight win for the Royals (52-51), who move above .500 for the first time since May 19th.
A struggling Joe Mauer picked up the first run of the game in the first inning before Kansas City responded with four in the third. Moustakas' first homer came just after Miguel Tejada struck an RBI single.
The Twins (45-58) cut the lead to 4-2 in the next frame but couldn't get closer.
Moustakas' ninth home run of the year came in the eighth, while Eric Hosmer and David Lough also picked up RBI in the final inning.
Ervin Santana (7-6) pitched seven innings, allowing four hits while striking out eight batters.