Vargas was recalled from Triple-A on April 23 and is tied for second on the team with five home runs despite playing just 17 games. The game will be made up in a doubleheader on Sunday.
With the split, the Twins are now 7-1 on the year against the Royals. For now, Mejia's headed to the minors, but you can expect to see his name again whenever the Twins can make the dates line up.
Bonifacio and Moss went back-to-back in the fourth inning, and three blasts came against Minnesota starter Phil Hughes (4-3) as the Royals beat the Twins for the first time in seven games this season. "Those home runs definitely make my job a little bit easier on the pitching side of things". Eric Hosmer followed up in the bottom half with a garbage time home run.
Perez's second homer of the day put the Royals ahead 2-0 in the top of the first, but the Twins responded quickly against Kennedy. He also had an outfield assist and made a jumping catch at the wall in right to take away an extra-base hit from Brian Dozier.
Kepler has been overshadowed at times because the Twins have two prominent young players who were star prospects - Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano - but Kepler was a good prospect in his own right and continues to play like a 24-year-old budding star.
Kennedy had been out since May 4 with a right hamstring strain.
The Twins finally chose to start scoring runs on Jake Junis. They scored 12 runs in 2 games Sunday, and now the Twins are averaging 4.4 runs per game.
The Royals were poised to shift their starting rotation after Saturday's game against the Twins was postponed because of heavy rain.
Jorge Bonifacio had two hits, including a two-run homer for the Royals.
The meeting was more of a discussion than a negotiation, according to one player who was present, but the group was firm in its desire to play both games this weekend, if weather permits, because the Royals' final series in Minnesota falls in the middle of a stretch of 29 games in 29 days for the Twins. He was activated as the starter for the first game, rookie Jake Junis, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha after the game. Adalberto Mejia (ah-dahl-BEHR'-toh meh-HEE'-uh) allowed three runs over seven innings for his first big league win.
Minor, Peter Moylan, Matt Strahm, Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera combined for 4 1/3 innings of relief with four hits allowed.
Hughes allowed five runs, six hits and two walks in four innings. The right-hander lost his second straight start and has allowed 14 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings over his last three starts.
The Royals and Twins will play a traditional doubleheader today at Target Field. He's now in his seventh season with Kansas City, and his record-setting homer off Hughes was already his ninth this season.
The Royals have additionally recalled pitcher Miguel Almonte from Double-A Northwest Arkansas as the 26th man for the second game of a doubleheader. Kansas City OF Alex Gordon left the team following the first game to be with his wife, who is giving birth on Monday. Gordon will be on the paternity leave list. Minnesota just played its 40th game of the year.