Salvador Perez drilled by pitch, but stays in Game 7

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Royals catcher Salvador Perez was plunked in the left leg — just above his knee — in the bottom of the second inning by Giants starter Tim Hudson and took a long time to make it up on his feet and then down to first base. But he’s back out there behind the plate for the top of the third inning of this Game 7.

Brian Bannister, a former Kansas City relief pitcher, thinks an in-game pain-killing shot might help Salvy make it through the remaining frames

It’ll be difficult to keep those leg muscles loose on a long, somewhat chilly night at Kauffman Stadium.