Never before had the Royals gone through their first seven games of a season without a home run, and they were the only Major League team without one in 2014. The Royals went ahead on Butler's RBI groundout and Gordon's run-scoring single in the fourth inning. Alex Gordon introduced the Royals to the wonders of the home run, and Jeremy Guthrie continued to demonstrate the value of a strong rotation on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. Gordon's four RBIs matched his single-game high, achieved seven times. For a moment, the ball seemed destined to fall into Wil Myers' glove, but it kept carrying and carrying, finally falling over the right-field wall for a three-run joy ride.