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Fernando Salas

Perez goes deep as Royals romp over Angels, 9-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. He is not a patient man. Salvador Perez has proved this in his five years as a major-leaguer. If you throw him a pitch, more often than not, he will swing. When Perez stepped to the plate in the second inning of Saturday's 9-4 victory over the Angels, he had not faced live pitching in three full days. A sore left wrist confined him to the bench. Barred from playing and dissuaded from excessive physical activity, he eschewed his usual postgame ritual of dumping the Gatorade bucket on his teammates. Instead he resorted to dousing them with cups of water. By swinging at the first pitch he saw on Saturday, Perez ignited a six-run inning, delivered a vote of confidence...