Pérez delivers with bat to finish big series, KC tops Angels

A day after picking off David Fletcher at third base to end a 3-2 win, Pérez drove in two runs. The All-Star catcher went 8 for 12 with four RBIs this week against Los Angeles.

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Carlos Santana also homered as the Royals took two of three from the Angels. It was the Royals’ second series win of the year — it took them 14 tries to do that during the pandemic-shortened season.

Keller (1-1) went 5 2/3 innings and gave up one run and four hits, striking out five and walking one. That was a major step forward after he allowing 10 earned runs in 4 2/3 innings in his first two starts.

The Royals bullpen of Jake Brentz, Josh Staumont, and Tyler Zuber pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.

Griffin Canning (0-1) went five innings and permitted two runs and six hits.

Pérez hit his third homer of the season, a solo drive in the third. Pérez doubled home Whit Merrifield in the seventh.

Jared Walsh doubled home Mike Trout in the fifth, pulling the Angels within 2-1.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: OF Justin Upton was scratched on Tuesday night and remained out of the lineup on Wednesday with back stiffness.

Royals: Reinstated RHP Josh Staumont off the injured list and optioned RHP Carlos Hernandez. OF Nick Heath was designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

Angels: Return home to take on Minnesota on Friday with Andrew Heaney on the mound (1-1, 7.00).

Royals: Continue their homestand with a four-game set that starts on Thursday with Jakob Junis (0-0, 0.00) starting against Toronto.

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