6-run 8th inning vaults Royals in comeback victory

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez rounds the bases after his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez rounds the bases after his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Perez homered and drove in four runs and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

Perez’s two-run double off Sergio Santos in the Royals’ six-run eighth put the Royals ahead. Perez’s four RBIs matched his career high.

The Royals sent 10 men to the plate in the eighth, which also included Omar Infante driving in two runs, while Nori Aoki and Jarrod Dyson added RBI singles.

Perez, who has three consecutive multi-hit games, homered in the seventh with Alex Gordon aboard to trim the Toronto lead to 5-4.

Aaron Crow (1-1), the third of four Royals pitchers, picked up the victory with a scoreless eighth inning and has not allowed an earned run and only five hits in nine innings this season.

Brett Cecil (0-2) took the loss, retiring only two of the five batters he faced.

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