Royals edge Nats, snap skid
Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Salvador Perez drove in three runs, including the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the Washington Nationals.
With two outs in the eighth and with Craig Stammen (7-6) pitching for the Nationals, the Royals loaded the bases on two walks and an infield single.
Perez, who also had a two-run home run in the first, hit a grounder towards Ian Desmond, who bobbled the catch. He tried to beat Billy Butler to third to end the inning, but Ryan Zimmerman was unable to tag him out in time, allowing Eric Hosmer to score.
David Lough followed with an RBI single to right.
Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (5-6) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings to pick up the win while Greg Holland avoided trouble in the ninth to notch his 35th save.
08/25 17:04:30 ET