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• The Royals' 12 runs on Sunday matched their season high. They won, 12-2, on Aug. 3 at Arizona.

• Billy Butler is on a six-game hitting streak in which he's 9-for-25 (.360). And he's hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games at a .393 (22-for-56) clip with 10 RBIs.

• Perez's home run gave him the team high of 15, one more than Mike Moustakas.

• Of Alcides Escobar's 42 RBIs this season, 13 have come against the Twins.

• Josh Willingham's home run for the Royals was his 35th at Target Field, most by any player all-time at the park. All but two were hit for the Twins.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.