Salvy stays hot with HR in 4th straight game

Salvy stays hot with HR in 4th straight game

HOUSTON -- En Fuego.

That may be the only way to describe Royals catcher Salvador Perez right now.

Perez crushed a home run over the train tracks at Minute Maid Park in his first at-bat in Sunday's 5-4 loss in 12 innings. Perez has homered in four straight games, the first Royal to do that since Billy Butler did it from July 26-29 in 2011.

"Salvy is really hot right now," manager Ned Yost said. "Really swinging the bat."

Perez's home run on Sunday was a blast. Statcast™ estimated it traveled 437 feet from home plate with an exit velocity of 108.8 mph -- that was Perez's hardest-hit home run in the Statcast™ era.

All four of Perez's homers this season have been solo shots.

Statcast: Perez's 108-mph homer

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.