Perez's longest hit streak by KC catcher ends

Perez's longest hit streak by KC catcher ends

Perez's longest hit streak by KC catcher ends
KANSAS CITY -- Catcher Salvador Perez's 17-game hitting streak ended in the Royals' 9-7 loss to the Angels on Friday night.

Perez went 0-for-4 and his average slipped to .312.

During the 17 games, Perez hit .361 (26-for-72) with 12 runs, five doubles, two homers, 13 RBIs and a .514 slugging percentage.

His streak was the longest by a catcher in franchise history, three games more than Jason Kendall and Darrell Porter. It was the longest by a Royal since right fielder Jeff Francoeur's 17-game streak on April 9-28, 2011, and the 24th streak in franchise history of at least 17 games.

There was a brief scare in the second inning when Perez and third baseman Mike Moustakas both went after Mark Trumbo's pop foul and bumped into each other. Moustakas' elbow caught Perez in the jaw, staggering him briefly as he caught the ball, but Perez was OK and finished the game.