The receiver of the Kansas City Royals, Salvador Pérez hit a home run on Monday against his counterpart from the Houston Astros and reached his 33rd homer of this Major League season – MLB 2021.
Salvador “El Niño” Pérez, watching action in his second at-bat, punished right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke hit a 369-foot drive down left field to put the game two runs apart in the top of the third inning.
With this close homer, Salvador Pérez sets a record as the Venezuelan receiver with the most home runs in a Major League Baseball season – MLB, surpassing Víctor Martínez’s mark of 32 home runs in the 2014 season with the Detroit Tigers.
In addition, he is placed in fourth place in the leaderboard in home runs, behind Fernando Tatis Jr in the current 2021 campaign.
After this turn, the 31-year-old Royals catcher is hitting .275, 33 home runs, 130 hits, 81 RBIs and 58 runs scored, all in 472 at-bats. (Fielding)
The historic home run:
Salvy is not stopped by anyone. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/LxMYaosN7I
– LasMayores (@LasMayores) August 24, 2021