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Lorenzo Cain and his Royals teammates serenaded Salvador Perez on his birthday

We now know the key to unlocking three home-run games for Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain.

He needs to don a birthday hat bearing Salvador Perez’s picture, then sing happy birthday with his teammates to Perez.

Hey, it worked before Tuesday’s game.

Fox Sports Kansas City shared this video on Twitter. It begins with Eric Hosmer giving birthday wishes to Perez, and then Cain steals the show.

Perez seemed to get choked up a bit, didn’t he?

Before there was any singing, a number of teammates took to social media to send best wishes to Perez on his birthday.


Paisanoo Feliz cumpleañoo Ell Paisaaa @salvadorp13

A photo posted by Omar Infante (@omar14infante) on


Feliz Cumpleanos nino! @salvadorp13

A photo posted by Paulo (@paulo_orlando16) on


Feliz cumpleaños para mi compadre mi hermano q Dios te siga bendiciendo y t de muchísimos años más @salvadorp13

A photo posted by ALCIDES ESCOBAR 2 (@alcidesescobar2) on


Happy birthday mi hermano! @salvadorp13

A photo posted by Eric Hosmer (@hosmer305) on

One former Royal also was thinking of Perez on Tuesday.


Feliz cumpleaños Niño!!! Eres el mejor! @salvadorp13 #Spain

A photo posted by Jeremy Guthrie (@therealjguts) on

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