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Perez homers twice, leads Duffy, Royals past Twins

MINNEAPOLIS  — Salvador Perez homered twice, got four hits and sent a message to Minnesota pitcher Andrew Albers after a high-and-inside fastball, leading the Kansas City Royals over the Twins 8-1 Wednesday night.
Danny Duffy (2-0) pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings hours after being promoted from Triple-A. Minnesota lost its fourth in a row.
Perez hit a two-run homer in the fourth, a 415-foot drive into the upper deck in left field off Albers (2-2) that made it 3-0.
When Perez came up again in the sixth, Albers threw an up-and-in pitch that sent Perez tumbling to the ground.
The 23-year-old ...


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