Perez lifts Royals with go-ahead RBI in 8th

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) is congratulated by teammate David Lough (7) after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez (13) is congratulated by teammate David Lough (7) after hitting a solo home run off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Erasmo Ramirez in the fourth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salvador Perez drove in Mike Moustakas with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals survived after blowing a three-run lead to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Billy Butler had just grounded into a double play against Seattle reliever Yoervis Medina (4-4) when Moustakas legged out a double to center in the eighth. Perez followed with a single to left, and Moustakas had just enough time for a headfirst slide ahead of Endy Chavez’s throw to home.

Luke Hochevar (4-2) got two outs earlier in the eighth to leave runners stranded on second and third, and Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his 31st straight save and 38th on the year.

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