Alan Pulido first pitch KC Royals - Sept. 17, 2021

Sporting Kansas City start Alan Pulido took his talents to the baseball diamond on Friday night.

In conjunction with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month this week, Pulido stepped up to the mound to throw the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium as the Kansas City Royals hosted the Seattle Mariners.

As part of the experience, Pulido exchanged jerseys during pregame with Royals legend and fellow Latino Salvador Perez. Pulido presented the Royals catcher with a Sporting primary kit that had Perez' name and No. 13 on the back, and in turn received an authentic MLB jersey from Perez.

Pulido and Sporting are off this weekend and will return to Childrenā€™s Mercy Park next Sunday, Sept. 26, for a monumental showdown with second-place Seattle (13-4-6, 45 points) at 6 p.m. CT. Tickets for the marquee matchup are available atĀ SeatGeek.comĀ as a pair of MLS Cup contenders lock horns on FS1 and FOX Deportes.