Mike Moustakas went 0-for-3 and was removed for a pinch-hitter Monday against the Indians.
Moustakas had singled in each of his previous five starts, but he hasn't collected an extra-base hit since way back on May 25. The Royals should have sent him down a couple of weeks ago, and they might go that route when they activate Jarrod Dyson from the DL.
Greg Holland earned his 14th save of the season Sunday in the Royals' 5-3 win over the Rays.
Holland gave up a solo home run to Jose Lobaton and a walk to Matt Joyce but he struck out the other three batters he faced in the bottom of the ninth. Holland has an excellent 2.16 ERA and 40/11 K/BB ratio in 25 innings this year. Kansas City has won 10 of its last 12 games.
Billy Butler led the Royals' offensive attack, going 2-for-4 with three RBI in Friday's 7-2 victory over the Rays.
Butler got the scoring started with an RBI single in the first inning. He then tacked on a sacrifice fly in the fifth and capped off the offensive onslaught with an RBI single in the ninth. With the two-hit attack, he's now hitting .277/.383/.405 on the season with five homers and 37 RBI.
Luis Mendoza turned in a second consecutive strong outing in Friday's victory over the Rays, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings of work.
Mendoza fanned three and walked two in the game. While he had gone more than a month since his last victory, Mendoza has been pitching very well for the Royals. Over his last eight starts, he owns a terrific 2.93 ERA. He'll look to extend his recent string of successes when he does battle against the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Ervin Santana limited the Rays to an unearned run over 7 2/3 innings to pick up a victory on Thursday.
Santana has managed to overcome last month's homer barrage and allowing just four runs -- two earned -- over 21 innings in his last three starts. He's also given up only one homer in that span after allowing nine in his four losses in May. He's back up to .500 for the season now at 5-5 with a 2.74 ERA. He's fifth in the AL with a 1.00 WHIP.