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MLB roundup: Salvador Perez breaks single-season HR mark for catchers

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2021-09-21 05:24:29 GMT+00:00 – Salvador Perez set a significant league file for homers in a season by a main catcher because the visiting Kansas City Royals cruised over the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Monday within the first sport of a doubleheader.

Perez’s towering, two-run blast within the fifth inning was his forty sixth homer of the season, transferring him previous Hall of Famer Johnny Bench for the file. Bench had 45 homers for the Cincinnati Reds in 1970.

Hunter Dozier joined Andrew Benintendi by belting a two-run homer earlier than including an RBI single within the fourth inning because the Royals emphatically snapped an 11-game dropping skid within the season collection in opposition to the Indians.

Royals 4, Indians 2 (Game 2)

Hunter Dozier capped a productive day by driving in a run as visiting Kansas City accomplished a doubleheader sweep in opposition to Cleveland.

Dozier’s sacrifice fly within the first inning gave the Royals an early 2-0 lead.

Former Indians participant Carlos Santana labored a bases-loaded stroll within the first inning of the nightcap. Hanser Alberto had an RBI single and joined Nicky Lopez by every recording two of the six hits for the Royals.

Yankees 4, Rangers 3

Gary Sanchez homered, Aaron Judge hit an RBI single in a three-run third inning and New York beat visiting Texas.

The Yankees rebounded from getting outscored 22-4 in a pair of blowout losses to the Indians on Saturday and Sunday and gained for simply the eighth time in 23 video games since their 13-game profitable streak ended. New York moved a half-game again of the Toronto Blue Jays for the second American League wild card.

Charlie Culberson went deep for the Rangers, who misplaced for the sixth time of their previous eight video games. Rookie A.J. Alexy allowed 4 runs on 4 hits in 3 1/3 innings, issuing six walks in his third profession begin.

Cardinals 5, Brewers 2

Jon Lester allowed two runs in six innings for his two hundredth profession victory as surging St. Louis prolonged its profitable streak to 9 video games by beating host Milwaukee.

The Cardinals retained a three-game lead for the second National League wild-card spot. Milwaukee nonetheless St. Louis by 10 1/2 within the NL Central. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer, and Yadier Molina had a pair of RBIs singles for the Cardinals.

Lester (7-6) yielded a pair of solo homers within the second inning and simply one other single. He struck out two and walked none. Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta (9-5) gave up three runs on seven hits in six innings.

Tigers 4, White Sox 3

Harold Castro singled dwelling the go-ahead run within the eighth inning and host Detroit slowed Chicago’s drive to a division title.

White Sox reliever Craig Kimbrel (4-5) set down the primary two batters within the eighth earlier than hitting Robbie Grossman with a pitch. Grossman stole second and scored on Castro’s single to proper.

Victor Reyes added an RBI single and scored a run for the Tigers, who prevailed regardless of being restricted to 4 hits.

Rays 6, Blue Jays 4

Shane Baz pitched 5 innings and gained his main league debut and Yandy Diaz swatted a go-ahead, three-run homer as Tampa Bay beat Toronto in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Baz (1-0) allowed two hits — each solo homers — and struck out 5 with out issuing a stroll. Diaz and Kevin Kiermaier every went 3-for-4 for the Rays. Joey Wendle homered and scored twice.

Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien slugged dwelling runs for the Blue Jays. Pinch hitter Breyvic Valera struck out with the bases loaded to finish the sport as Dietrich Enns retired the one batter he confronted for his second save.

Orioles 2, Phillies 0

John Means pitched 6 2/3 robust innings and Pedro Severino led the Baltimore offense with two hits in a win over host Philadelphia.

Means (6-7) gave up 4 hits and one stroll whereas putting out six. Cole Sulser took over and retired all 4 batters he confronted, and Tyler Wells earned his third save with an ideal ninth inning.

The Orioles snapped a three-game dropping streak. The Phillies had been restricted to 4 hits, all singles, and so they dropped their second in a row.

Reds 9, Pirates 5

Joey Votto homered twice and Eugenio Suarez went deep for the go-ahead blow as Cincinnati erased an early five-run deficit with 9 unanswered runs to beat visiting Pittsburgh.

Votto’s career-high fourth multi-homer sport of the season provides him a team-leading 33 homers. Votto additionally singled and walked twice to achieve base in all 5 plate appearances because the Reds gained for simply the ninth time in 25 video games.

Luis Cessa (5-2) struck out three in 1 2/3 scoreless reduction innings to earn the win. Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a solo homer and an RBI single for the Pirates.

Marlins 8, Nationals 7 (10 innings)

Jazz Chisholm Jr., who opened the tenth inning on second base, stole third and scored on a game-ending wild pitch, main host Miami over Washington.

Chisholm additionally had the primary two-homer sport of his profession and completed with three runs and three RBIs.

Washington was led by rookie Keibert Ruiz, who went 3-for-5 with a career-high 4 RBIs.

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Sep 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Kansas City Royals designated hitter Salvador Perez (13) blows a bubble while batting in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 19, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA;  Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Hoy Park (68) is out at second base as Miami Marlins short stop Jazz Chisholm Jr. (2) throws to complete the double play during the seventh inning at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports

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