Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez entered Thursday night’s opener with Seattle in an 0-for-23 slump. He busted out in a big way to send fans home happy from Kauffman Stadium.
Perez capped a three-hit night with a double off the wall in the ninth inning scoring Whit Merrifield and Jarrod Dyson and giving the Royals a 4-3 win.
The Royals were down 3-0 and scored all their runs in the last two innings.
Steve Cishek (2-5) came on to close and gave up a lead off double to Merrifield. Kendrys Morales was hit by a pitch, and Jarrod Dyson came on to run for him. Eric Hosmer struck out before Perez came through giving rookie Brooks Pounders his first MLB win.