Perez hits MLB-leading 47th HR, Royals beat Cleveland 6-4

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Kansas City Royals’ Andrew Benintendi (16) celebrates with Salvador Perez (13) after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit his major league-leading 47th home run and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Tuesday night.

Perez also leads the majors in RBIs (118) and go-ahead home runs (17).

The 31-year-old Perez trails Jorge Soler (2019) by one for the club record in homers.

Josh Staumont (4-3) came on with two outs in the eighth and got the win.

He was the seventh pitcher of the game for the Royals. Blake Parker (2-1) took the loss for the Indians.

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