The Venezuelan Salvador Pérez (Salvy), figure of the Kansas City Royalseasily surpassed the “green monster” this Sunday to score his 22nd home run of the Major League Baseball (MLB) campaign.
In the top of the fifth inning, “Salvy” punished a broken delivery that went high by Nick Pivetta, starter for the Boston Red Sox, to send it out into left field at Fenway Park.
In accordance with Baseball Savantthe Creole’s connection recorded a muzzle velocity of 110.5 miles per hour and traveled 390 feet.
😤 Salvy’s MONSTER hit! 😤#TogetherReal pic.twitter.com/4T6wnNgKxR
– The Royals (@losreales) September 18, 2022
With this hit from four corners, the seventh of his career in the old Red Sox stadium, the Valencian was one homer away from equaling Cal Raleigh, of the Seattle Mariners, home run leader among catchers.
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On this Sunday day, Salvador went 2-4, with a run scored and an RBI to reach 71 in the campaign.
Despite the good performance of the Venezuelan, the Royals ended up losing (13 to 3) against the Red Sox.