Perez hits 2-run single in 9th, Royals overtake Rockies 8-7


              Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow reacts after striking out Colorado Rockies' Randal Grichuk for the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals second baseman Whit Merrifield, front, jumps into the arms of Salvador Perez to celebrate after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies' Elias Diaz follows the flight of his RBI-sacrifice fly off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Taylor Clarke in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals' MJ Melendez, right, congratulates teammate Bobby Witt Jr. after his solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jhoulys Chacin in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies' C.J. Cron reacts after striking out against Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals center fielder Michael A. Taylor pulls in a fly ball off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Randal Grichuk in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Colorado Rockies' Brendan Rodgers singles against Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Daniel Lynch works against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez follows the flight of his single to drive in two runs off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Daniel Bard in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez yells as he heads up the first-base line after connecting for a single to drive in two runs off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Daniel Bard in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 15, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Perez hits 2-run single in 9th, Royals overtake Rockies 8-7