Perez has 4 hits, Royals beat AL Central champion Guardians


              Kansas City Royals' Kyle Isbel is congratulated in the dugout after scoring on a double by MJ Melendez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Guardians in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Isbel drove in two runs earlier in the inning. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. forces Cleveland Guardians' Luke Maile at second and completes a double play by throwing out Steven Kwan at first during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Myles Straw catches a fly ball by Kansas City Royals' Kyle Isbel during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez scores on a RBI single by Salvador Perez and is greeted at home plate by Vinnie Pasquantino during the third inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians' Andres Gimenez prepares to tag Kansas City Royals' Kyle Isbel out during a steal attempt during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez watches his single off Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Zach Plesac during the third inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Zach Plesac delivers against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic delivers against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino congratulates Salvador Perez after his solo home run off Cleveland Guardians relief pitcher Kirk McCarty during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
Perez has 4 hits, Royals beat AL Central champion Guardians