Taylor, Royals crush Padres

The Royals used a powerful day at the plate from Michael A. Taylor and Salvador Perez to cruise by the San Diego Padres on Sunday, 15-7.

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August 29, 2022 - 4:22 PM

Salvador Perez (13) of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the San Diego Padres at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images/TNS)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Michael A. Taylor homered and drove in four runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres 15-7 on Sunday.

Salvador Perez also went deep for Kansas City, and Hunter Dozier had four of the Royals’ 18 hits. Nick Pratto drove in three runs, including a two-run double off Josh Hader during a six-run eighth.

Kansas City had dropped the first two games of the series and 11 of 15 overall.

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