Eric Hosmer provided more than ample offense for the streaking Royals, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a three-run homer, his sixth of the season. Hosmer drove in five runs.
KC is 7 1/2 games behind Central division-leading, Detroit. The Indians are four games out, in sewcond place.
The Twins will try to even the series Tuesday night when they meet the Royals in game tow of their three-game series, at 8:10 pm EDT.
Upton's solo shot was his third hit of the game, after singling in the third and singling again in the fifth, scoring the second of the Braves' runs.
Atlanta mets Washington for game two of their three-game set Tuesday night at 7:05 pm EDT.
Today's Trivia: Speaking of A-Rod, how many times has he been named AL MVP? (answer tomorrow)
Yesterday's Answer: Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is right at .3001. If he continues to play while appealing his suspension and going 1-for-4 as he did Monday, the .300 career mark may be in jeopardy.