Salvador Perez, Kansas City
The All-Star catcher hit a two-run homer to right in the first inning that put Kansas City ahead for good.
BY THE NUMBERS
.351 Batting average for Joe Mauer over his past 18 games, after he went 3-for-4 with his team-record 415th double.
11 Pitches seen by Hunter Dozier in the third inning against Lance Lynn with the bases loaded and two out. Dozier eventually grounded out.
118 Pitches thrown by Lynn, his most since last September.
Jake Odorizzi has yet to face the Royals this season but is 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA against them in his career. Kansas City rookie Brad Keller has given up only one home run this season, on April 20 — 21 games and 56⅓ innings ago.
La VELLE E. NEAL III