Butler Leads the Royals Past A's

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 05, 2011 Sep 5, 2011 Monday, September 05 2011 Monday, September 05, 2011 5:44:00 PM CDT in Baseball
Source: AP

OAKLAND, CA (AP) -- Billy Butler homered twice and drove in three runs, Alex Gordon doubled home the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals scored five times in the ninth inning to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-6 Monday.

Jeff Francoeur, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas had two RBIs apiece and Melky Cabrera also drove in a run for the Royals, who avoided being mathematically eliminated for at least one more day.
Scott Sizemore hit a three-run homer for the A's, who had won four straight. David DeJesus, Josh Willingham and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a run.

Butler hit a tying two-run shot off Craig Breslow in the seventh.

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