Salvador Pérez explodes again with HR and gets dangerously close to Vladdy Jr. and Ohtani

The Venezuelan receiver for the Royals, Salvador Perez, hit a home run A three-run lead in the sixth inning, and Kansas City rallied to win 10-7 at home Tuesday over the Oakland Athletics. With his hit 43 in the year, the Valencian tied Javy López as the Latino catcher with the most homers in a major league season. He also got one to reach Shohei ohtani already two of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the leadership of said department.

The Royals were down by six runs but ended up rescuing their starter Jackson Kowar. Kyle Isbel hit his first career home run, while Hunter Dozier hit another home run. The Royals caused Oakland to continue with a poor season finale.

The Athletics have lost three straight games and seven of 10 to walk away from the wild-card race for the American League playoffs. Venezuelan Pérez had four RBIs, including three with his tremendous hit against compatriot Yusmeiro Petit (8-2). The ball fell into the visitors’ bullpen behind left field.

It was Perez’s 43rd home run of the season. He is only below the Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Japanese Shohei Ohtani, in the category of more homers in the campaign in the majors.

In addition, he came within five home runs of a player’s record with the club in a single season, which belongs to Cuban Jorge Soler. The victory went to Jake Brentz (5-2). Scott Barlow scored his 13th save.

For the Athletics, the Dominican Starling Marte 3-1 with a run scored. Venezuelan Elvis Andrus 4-2 with two RBIs. For the Royals, the Venezuelans Pérez 5-2 with two runs scored and four RBIs, Edward Olivares without an official turn but with one scored. The Dominicans Carlos Santana 3-0, Adalberto Mondesí 4-1 with an RBI.

Associated Press