Merrifield, Perez lead way as Royals stay hot

Another solid pitching performance by Daniel Lynch, coupled with the hitting of Whit Merrifield and Salvador Perez paved the way to another Kansas City win. The Royals thumped Houston 7-1 on Monday.



August 24, 2021 - 9:03 AM

Carlos Santana (41) of the Kansas City Royals is tagged out in the eighth inning by Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park Monday. Photo by Bob Levey / Getty Images / TNS

HOUSTON (AP) — Whit Merrifield had three hits and three RBIs, Salvador Perez extended a career high with his 33rd homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Monday night.

The Royals have won seven of their last eight games, taking three of four from Houston at home last week before sweeping the Chicago Cubs this past weekend.

“We’re building off of yesterday and each day we just take something positive that we’ve been doing,” manager Mike Matheny said.

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