At this point, it would be bigger news if Venezuelan Salvador Pérez the fence will not be blown up. But of course, star catcher for the Kansas City Royals made himself felt again on Sunday, hitting a home run for the fifth straight game. in the closing of the Kansas City series against the Seattle Mariners.
With a sendo 369-foot hit, Perez equaled Mike Sweeney for the franchise record for most games in a row with a home run. Sweeney hit at least one home run in five straight games from June 25-29, 2002.
“It’s fantastic,” Perez said when he found out what he had accomplished. “I feel pretty good. I am very excited about this moment. I always say that I love to compete and I never want to give up. For that, I am always grateful to God. Right now, I feel pretty good at the plate. “
In addition, Salvador Pérez is the catcher who has hit the most home runs in a single season with his 38, thus surpassing Carlton Fisk, who in the 1985 season hit 37 homers with the Chicago White Sox.
Perez’s 38 homers in 2021 place him second in the majors, behind only Angels pitcher / batter Shohei Ohtani (41). In addition, Pérez already ranks second on the home run list in a season with the Monarcas, behind Cuban Jorge Soler (48 in 2019) and alongside Mike Moustakas (38 in 2017).
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