WATCH: Royals tag Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger for back-to-back home runs in first inning

By Jesse Reed
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Just when it looked like Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger was ready to put the side away in the first inning Saturday, the Kansas City Royals hit back-to-back home runs.

With two outs, facing a 3-2 count, designated hitter Jorge Soler got just enough to knock the first out. Then, catcher Salvador Perez hit a no-doubt-about-it bomb to put Kansas City up 2-0.

Home runs have been flying out of ballparks pretty consistently since Opening Day. Minnesota Twins star Max Kepler hit two in the first two innings on Friday. Even in a shortened season, without as much time to prepare as usual, batters continue to display awesome power these days around MLB.