KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Kansas City Royals star Salvador Perez hit his team record-tying 48th home run in the first inning, then left the game after striking out in the second Wednesday night.
Perez said after the game he slipped going into the dugout and twisted his ankle.
Perez homered on the first pitch he saw, extending his major league lead with a three-run drive against the Cleveland Indians. He also tops MLB with 121 RBIs. The All-Star catcher matched the club mark of 48 home runs set by Jorge Soler in 2019. It was the 200th career homer for Perez.