And why not? Morales slammed three home runs and a triple and scored five times in the Royals' much-needed victory over the Tigers.
"Unbelievable day," a relieved Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He just had a fantastic day. And so did [Christian] Colon with four hits. It all gave [Kris] Medlen some breathing room and that was good because he was grinding. But just a great day for Kendrys."
Morales hit a homer in the third, fourth and eighth innings, becoming the first Royals hitter to have three homers in a game since Danny Tartabull in 1991. He also tripled in the sixth, becoming the first Royals hitter in franchise history to have 15 total bases. Morales became the seventh player in big league history to hit three homers and a triple in a game.