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Salvy breaks HR slump after ASG selection

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A month-long slump may be coming to an end for Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who was selected to his sixth straight All-Star Game on Sunday.

Perez clubbed a three-run home run off Twins right-hander Lance Lynn in the first inning Wednesday at Target Field. It was Perez's first home run since June 10.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A month-long slump may be coming to an end for Royals catcher Salvador Perez, who was selected to his sixth straight All-Star Game on Sunday.

Perez clubbed a three-run home run off Twins right-hander Lance Lynn in the first inning Wednesday at Target Field. It was Perez's first home run since June 10.

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Perez later added a single, though it wasn't enough as the Royals lost 8-5.

Perez now has six RBIs in his last eight games, coming after a career-high stretch of 16 straight games without an RBI.

"I was struggling," Perez said. "It's not where I want to be right now. But it's something I don't have control over, the hitting. The only thing I can do is play defense. You can control that. Everybody knows hitting is up and down a little bit. I just tried to make my adjustments and tried to get better every day."

Perez's home run, his 12th, gave the Royals a 3-0 lead at the time.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

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