Perez OK after minor car accident Sunday
HOUSTON -- Royals catcher Salvador Perez was involved in a minor car accident while traveling to visit a Venezuelan food truck following Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
There were no injuries, according to Perez's agent, Rafa Nieves, who was riding with Perez. Perez was in the starting lineup in for Game 4, and the catcher belted a two-run homer in the second inning during his club's 9-6 victory.
The catcher was stunned by a foul ball in the sixth inning, and after getting by a pitch in the seventh, he was lifted for a pinch-runner.
"We are all fine. It was actually pretty funny. We were on an Uber ride to this Venezuelan food truck called Sabor Venezolano," Nieves said. "Our driver was driving on a left-only lane and continued straight. The car on our right turned left and hit us."
Five Astros fans driving from Minute Maid Park emerged from the car and were extremely angry, according to Nieves.
"They were barking at our driver and then Salvy gets out of the car," Nieves said. "They are shocked and like, 'Oh my God, it's Salvador Perez!' They asked for pictures and didn't care about the car anymore. We are just happy everybody is OK."
The series is tied at two games apiece. Perez has three hits, including two home runs, in 13 at-bats during the ALDS.