Move over, Frank White.
The current franchise face has passed you on the home run list.
Salvador Perez hit his 161st career home run, passing White on the Royals’ all-time list Perez now ranks 6th all-time in Royals history in home runs.
But Perez wasn’t the only star for the Royals on Saturday to dominate the Chicago White Sox.
Starter Mike Minor pitched seven innings and struck out seven. He allowed only two hits all night long, as Chicago had no answer to one of the best starters on the Royals’ roster. Jose Abreu hit a solo home run early on, which was the only blemish that Minor had on the evening.
As for Kansas City, they were clicking on all cylinders.
Whit Merrifield led off with a double in the first inning. Carlos Santana walked, and eventually, both pulled off a Whitey Herzog-esque move: a double steal. When they both got on base in the third inning, Salvy launch a shot off pitcher Carlos Rodon into the right field bullpen to make it 5-1 Royals.
The Royals look to win the series against their rival tomorrow. Brady Singer (1-3 4.18 ERA) will pitch for the Royals. while Dylan Cease (2-0 2.80 ERA) will pitch for the White Sox. Singer has pitched better than what his record and ERA show.