OAKLAND -- Salvador Perez homered, and the Royals took advantage of a crucial A's error in a three-run sixth inning to secure a sweep-clinching 5-3 victory at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Perez's two-run home run off right-hander Edward Mujica in the eighth inning was the 500th hit of his career. The Royals catcher also scored in the sixth, after reaching on a fielder's choice with one out and runners at the corners, when A's third baseman Max Muncy fielded a sharp ground ball and made an errant throw home, allowing the first of three runs to score off starter Jesse Chavez in the inning.
Jeffrey Flanagan and Jane Lee are reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.