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Perez goes deep, Cueto stingy as Royals beat Angels, 9-4

The Royals' Salvador Perez had spent the last three games on the bench, nursing his ailing right wrist. So when the All-Star catcher got the go-ahead to return to the lineup, he decided to prove — twice — that he was just fine. Perez hit a towering homer to lead off a six-run second inning, then added a run-scoring double later in the frame, backing another strong performance by Johnny Cueto in Kansas City's 9-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. "I guess it's good," Perez said of his wrist. Cueto (9-7) allowed one run and eight hits over eight innings, striking out four without a walk. The former All-Star has only allowed six...

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