Pérez hits 2-run HR as Royals roll to 9-1 win over White Sox

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 04: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Hunter Dozier #17 following his two-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 04, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (AP) – Salvador Pérez hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals went deep four times to beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1.

Kansas City ended a four-game losing streak, while the AL Central-leading White Sox lost for the eighth time in 13 games.

Royals starter Carlos Hernández yielded only two hits over five innings in beating the White Sox for the second time in seven days. Hernández has allowed six hits while striking out 10 in his last 11 innings against Chicago. Pérez launched his 27th homer in the third, tying his career high.

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