KANSAS CITY, Missouri, USA (AP) – Salvador Pérez hit two home runs and reached 29 this season, the highest number in his life, in the game in which the Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat on Tuesday 8- 4 to the New York Yankees.
The Venezuelan put the Royals ahead with a two-run club that landed the ball 418 feet from home plate in the first inning. He tied the match 4-4 at the start of the sixth chapter.
It was the fourth time Perez has hit more than one home run in a game this season. It’s the 10th time he’s done it in his major league career, which began 10 years ago.
The night before, the Royals had become the first team since 1900 to erase disadvantages in the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th innings, before falling to New York in the 11th.
This time, Kansas City knew how to get ahead and win, after Pérez’s home run that tied the score against Cuban Néstor Cortés (0-1). Later in the sixth inning, Hunter Dozier doubled off Stephen Ridings to push off Emmanuel Rivera from early start.
Reliever Josh Staumont (2-2) retired all four of his opponents, including three via strikeout.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelan Rougned Odor 3-0 with a run scored.
For the Royals, Venezuelan Pérez 4-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs. The Dominicans Carlos Santana 4-0, Hanser Alberto 2-0 with a run scored and an RBI. Puerto Rican Rivera 3-1 with a run scored.