Perez hits MLB-leading 47th HR, Royals beat Indians 6-4

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 28: Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals celebrates a home run in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Kauffman Stadium on September 28, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez hit his major league-leading 47th home run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night.

Perez also leads the majors in RBIs (118) and go-ahead home runs (17). The 31-year-old Perez trails Jorge Soler (2019) by one for the club record in homers.

Josh Staumont (4-3) came on with two outs in the eighth and got the win. He was the seventh pitcher of the game for the Royals. Blake Parker (2-1) took the loss for the Indians.

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