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Salvador Pérez sets record for home runs of Venezuelan receivers in a season

Salvador Pérez sets record for home runs of Venezuelan receivers in a season

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.

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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:

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