Perez homers twice as Royals rout Tigers


DETROIT — Salvador Perez homered twice as the Kansas City Royals broke open a close game to rout the Detroit Tigers 13-2 on Wednesday night.

The Royals broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh, then scored seven in the eighth. Perez drove in three runs, while Whit Merrifield had three doubles and three RBIs. Alcides Escobar had four hits, falling a homer short of the cycle.

Jason Hammell (8-10) got the win, giving up two runs, nine hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out six while winning for the third time in four starts.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd pitched six-plus innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

Perez gave the Royals a 1-0 lead in the second inning with his 23rd homer. The home run was Kansas City’s 169th of the season, setting a franchise record. Escobar made it 2-0 later in the inning with an RBI triple.

The Tigers got on the board after an error by third baseman Mike Moustakas …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca – Sport

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