Butler, Moustakas Lead Royals Past Diamondbacks

7 years 1 month 5 days ago Saturday, May 19 2012 May 19, 2012 Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:05:22 PM CDT May 19, 2012 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas homered, Bruce Chen won his third straight start and the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Saturday night.

Butler homered to left-center in the third with Alcides Escobar aboard. Butler also drove in Jarrod Dyson with a sacrifice fly in Kansas City's two-run fifth. Butler's eight home runs and 31 RBIs lead the Royals.

Moustakas sent his sixth homer of the season into the right-field bullpen in the fourth.

Chen has won three straight after starting the season 0-4.

Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy (3-4) lost his fourth straight May start, giving up six runs on eight hits and a walk in 4 1-3 innings.

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