MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain each got four hits and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals won their first road series since late June, beating the Minnesota Twins 11-4 Sunday.
Orlando homered, tripled and scored three times. Cain matched his career high for hits in a game.
Edinson Volquez (9-10) threw six solid innings to snap his five-game winless streak. He gave up two earned runs and five hits.
Chris Young pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.
Orlando hit a three-run homer off starter Hector Santiago (10-7) in the fourth, capping a six-run inning. Orlando is hitting .368 (39 for 106) since the All-Star break.
Brian Dozier hit his 26th home run for Minnesota and Joe Mauer had a pair of hits, including an RBI single in the fifth that pulled the Twins to 7-4.
The Royals now open a three-game series in Detroit tonight when Ian Kennedy (6-9) tries for his first-career win against the Tigers. He’s 0-3 lifetime against Detroit with a 4.34 ERA and is 3-6 on the road this season. The Tigers will counter with Daniel Norris (1-0). First pitch at 6:08, pregame at 5:30 on KMAN.
AL Central Standings
Detroit 63-54 5
Kansas City 57-60 11
Chicago 56-61 12
Minnesota 47-71 21.5