Salvador Perez has earned a place in Royals history…
The 31-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball catcher and Kansas City Royals star hit a team record-tying 48th home run in the first inning, then left Kansas City’s game after striking out in the second on Wednesday night.
There was no immediate announcement about why Perez exited early.
Perez homered on the first pitch he saw, extending his major league lead with a three-run drive against the Cleveland Indians.
He also tops MLB with 121 RBIs.
The MLB All-Star catcher matched the club mark of 48 home runs set by Jorge Soler in 2019.
It was the 200th career homer for Perez.