Perez hits 2-run single in 9th, Royals overtake Rockies 8-7

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Posted at 8:40 PM, May 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 21:40:50-04

DENVER — Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals recovered from blowing a six-run lead to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7.

Bobby Witt Jr., Whit Merrifield and Emmanuel Rivera homered for the Royals, who took two of three from Colorado.

The Rockies overcame a 6-0 deficit by scoring seven times in the seventh.

Andrew Benintendi drew a leadoff walk from Rockies closer Daniel Bard in the ninth and Ryan O’Hearn singled.

A wild pitch and a one-out walk to Michael A. Taylor loaded the bases for Perez, who laced a single to left field.