Benintendi’s slam, Perez’s 2 HRs power Royals past Pirates

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Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi (16) watches his grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Salvador Perez had two homers and three RBIs to help the Royals sweep the two-game series.

Brady Singer allowed five runs — four earned — and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings to get the win.

Wil Crowe took the loss. He gave up eight runs and eight hits in four-plus innings.

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