Perez homers twice as Royals rout Tigers 13-2

3 years 3 weeks 11 hours ago Wednesday, September 06 2017 Sep 6, 2017 Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:30:00 PM CDT September 06, 2017 in Sports
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez homered twice as the Kansas City Royals broke open a close game to rout the Detroit Tigers 13-2 on Wednesday night.

The Royals broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the seventh inning, then scored seven in the eighth. Perez drove in three runs, while Whit Merrifield had three doubles and three RBIs. Alcides Escobar had four hits, falling a homer short of the cycle.

Jason Hammell (8-10) got the win, giving up two runs, nine hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out six while winning for the third time in four starts.

Tigers starter Matthew Boyd pitched six-plus innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out four.

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