Game Report: Cardinals 10, Royals 3

After watching two of his teammates end long streaks without a home run on Monday night, Jedd Gyorko decided to join the fun one night later.

Gyorko’s three-run homer capped a six-run fifth inning which sent the Cardinals over the Royals Tuesday night in Kansas City, their fourth consecutive win.

It was his first homer since July 14, the first game after the All-Star break, a span which covered 84 plate appearances.

The Cardinals reached double digits in runs for the third consecutive game, tying the franchise record, which they last accomplished in April 2016. The win also pushed their record to one game over .500 for the first time since June 1.

Here is how the game broke down:

At the plate: The Cardinals have scored 34 runs in their last 27 innings, scoring nine runs in one inning and having two six-run innings … Gyorko’s homer was his 15th of the season and was one of three homers for the Cardinals, with Yadier Molina hitting his 13th and Randal Grichuk his 14th, both solo shots … Molina also added a two-run single in the six-run fifth and Grichuk an RBI single in a three-run seventh … Matt Carpenter reached base four times with two hits, including an RBI double, a walk and when he was hit by a pitch.

On the mound: Michael Wacha pitched six innings to earn only his second road win of the season. He gave up all of the runs on one swing of the bat, a bases-loaded double in the fourth … Seung Hwan Oh, Zach Duke and John Brebbia all threw a scoreless inning of relief to close out the victory.

Key stat: The Cardinals have hit at least one homer in their last five games in Kansas City, a streak which began on May 25, 2015. They hit at least one homer in seven consecutive games at Kauffman Stadium between 2007 and 2009.

Worth noting: In addition to their 14 hits the Cardinals drew seven walks and had two batters hit by a pitch. Four of the batters who walked or were hit by a pitch later scored … The Cardinals also had two runners thrown on the bases, Gyorko when he was picked off first in the fourth and Jose Martinez when he tried to advance from first to third on Molina’s single in the fifth … This is the first time the Cardinals scored 10 or more runs in consecutive games against the Royals since they scored 13 runs in back-to-back games on June 28-29, 2003 in Kansas City.

Looking ahead: The two teams will be in St. Louis on Wednesday night to continue their four-game series. Mike Leake will pitch against Trevor Cahill.