Benintendi, Perez power Royals past Pirates

Andrew Benintendi's grand slam and Salvador Perez's two home runs were more than enough as Kansas City moved back over the .500 mark with a 10-5 win over Pittsburgh. The Royals are back in action Thursday at home against Minnesota.



June 2, 2021 - 8:19 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 10-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Salvador Perez had two homers and three RBIs to help the Royals sweep the two-game series. Brady Singer (3-4) allowed five runs — four earned — and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Wil Crowe (0-4) took the loss. He gave up eight runs and eight hits in four-plus innings.

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