Royals' Perez, Gordon win American League Gold Glove honors

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) celebrates with Alex Gordon after hitting a three-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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(WIBW) -- The 2018 season might not have gone as hoped for most Kansas City Royals fans. But the good news is two of the team's long-time staples are still partying like it's 2015.

Left fielder Alex Gordon and catcher Salvador Perez each won an American League Gold Glove on Sunday for the 2018 season.

This marks the eighth-straight year the Royals have had at least one Gold Glove winner, making them the only team in the American League to do so.

The honor marks Gordon's sixth Gold Glove after a streak of four straight from 2011-2014. He beat out Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi and Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner.

For Perez, the honor makes five total throughout his career. This season, Perez threw out 24 on attempts to steal in 51 opportunities, and broke a Royals record for the best bases-stolen-against percentage at 52.9 percent.

Since 2011, Perez has racked up 22 pickoffs which leads the MLB.

Perez joins six other MLB catchers who have won five or more Gold Gloves in Ivan Rodriguez (13), Johnny Bench (10), Yadier Molina (9), Bob Boone (7), Jim Sundberg (6) and Bill Freehan (5).