ペレスは午後のダブルヘッダーの最初のゲームで彼の46本塁打をノックインした. 彼はチームの5回に2ランのホームランを打った 7-2 インド人投手トリストン・マッケンジーの勝利.
“It was unbelievable,” Perez told reporters in between the two games, 経由して MLB.com. “I was thanking God for this. It’s amazing. And I said before, I never had hit 30 in my career. So I was looking for 30 そして 100 打点. So this is a dream come true.”
Perez added: “When you see a guy, a Hall of Fame catcher, you just try to be like him. [私は] going to compete and prepare myself. I don’t know what’s going to happen … but I’m going to try my best to be one of those guys.”
Patrick Mahomes, who is a minority owner of the Royals, also sent his congratulations to Perez.
ペレス, 31, is a seven-time All-Star and the 2015 World Series MVP. He came into the game hitting .274 とともに .856 OPS and a league-leading 113 RBI. He has an outside chance for American League MVP but will need a solid end to the season to overtake Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.