Eric Hosmer decided Thursday night would be a good time for a swim. The Kansas City Royals first baseman crushed an offering from Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer 444 feet into the fountain at Kauffman Stadium. His solo blast was his 14th of the season and gave the Royals a 5-0 lead.
Kansas City Royals All-Star catcher Salvador Perez is not necessarily known for his speed, but on Thursday night he provided us with quite the rarity — a catcher stolen base. One pitch after Eric Hosmer homered to widen the Royals lead to 5-0 in the third inning, Detroit Tigers starter Michael Fulmer
Whit Merrifield pounces on a 1-1 pitch and deposits a solo homer into the Royals' bullpen in left, extending the lead to 9-4 in the 6th