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Billy Butler

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  • Royals rally again as Nori Aoki, Jarrod Dyson come through in 6-1 victory over Twins

    KANSAS CITY The chants overlapped as Nori Aoki stepped toward the plate. From both sides of Kauffman Stadium, the fans threw their voices out toward the diamond, their voices mixing but not muddling. The words were simple, "Let's go, Royals," but the...
  • Royals 6, Twins 1

    The Sports Xchange Royals 6, Twins 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First baseman Billy Butler and catcher Salvador Perez each drove in two runs in a six-run eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Wednesday night. The Royals...
  • Royals' Ventura to miss start

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura will skip his Wednesday start because of a sore back. "After his last start, he started experiencing some mid-back...
  • Gordon, Royals blast Twins in ninth

    The Sports Xchange Gordon, Royals blast Twins in ninth KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is endings like Tuesday night that propel clubs into the playoffs. Kansas City's impoverished offense did zilch for eight innings, but Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in...
  • Alex Gordon's walk-off home run lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Twins

    KANSAS CITY The Royals, scoreless and mostly feeble at the plate for eight innings, needed one swing of the bat to turn fortunes. Alex Gordon's swing. Gordon's two-run home run in the ninth inning gave the Royals a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Twins...
  • Royals 2, Twins 1

    The Sports Xchange Royals 2, Twins 1 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night. Third baseman Gordon homered on the second pitch from Glen Perkins (3-1)...
  • Royals taking 'nobody for granted'

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH ARLINGTON, Texas -- Kansas City manager Ned Yost said he doesn't need to state the obvious to his eager bunch of players experiencing their first taste of a pennant race. There...
  • Game roundup: Longoria, Rays top Jays in 10

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 4: adds Angels-A's; final update; will stand Game roundup: Longoria, Rays top Jays in 10 TORONTO -- Evan Longoria singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to defeat the...
  • Rangers salvage series finale behind Baker, beat Royals, 3-1

    ARLINGTON, Texas If there's been a role to fill on the Texas Rangers pitching staff in 2014, Scott Baker has filled it at one time or another. On Sunday at Globe Life Park, he was back in the spot where he has spent most of his nine-year major league...
  • Baker, Rangers' bullpen cool off Royals

    Baker, Rangers' bullpen cool off Royals ARLINGTON, Texas -- The committee system led the Texas Rangers to a win Sunday. Spot starter Scott Baker and three relievers shut down red-hot Kansas City in the Rangers' 3-1 victory over the Royals. Baker,...
  • Rangers 3, Royals 1

    (Updated: UPDATES Royals standing in graph 2 CORRECTS "the next six in a row" to "six of the final seven batters he faced" in graph 5) Rangers 3, Royals 1: Scott Baker scattered five hits in five innings in his return to the rotation as Texas knocked...