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Salvador Perez ties Royals single-season HR record

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez watches his two-run home run in the fifth inning in the...
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez watches his two-run home run in the fifth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, in Cleveland. The home run broke Johnny Bench's record for the most home runs in a season by a primary catcher. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)(Tony Dejak | AP)
Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 7:50 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Salvador Perez hits a three-run homerun in the bottom of the first inning against the Indians to tie the Royals single season home run record at 48.

The catcher for the Royals now ties Jorge Soler for the team’s record.

Bringing in the three runs jumps him to 3rd place all time in RBI’s in a single season as well at 121.

Whit Merrifield doubled to get on base for Perez and made history himself. He’s now the 7th player in AL/NL history to have multiple seasons of 40 doubles and 40 stolen bases. He joins the likes of Brian Roberts, Hanley Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, and Ty Cobb.

Perez leads the majors in home runs for the season at 48, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is at second with 46.

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