Gordon, Butler Lift Royals to 3-1 Win Over Padres

6 years 3 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, May 07 2014 May 7, 2014 Wednesday, May 07, 2014 1:15:00 PM CDT May 07, 2014 in Sports
By: The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Alex Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning and pinch-hitter Billy Butler followed with an RBI double for the Kansas City Royals, who beat San Diego 3-1 Tuesday night to snap their season-high five-game losing streak.

Eric Hosmer started the winning rally when he hit a leadoff double to center off Nick Vincent (0-1). Gordon singled to right with one out and Hosmer beat the throw home with a headfirst slide, touching the plate with his left hand.

Butler then doubled in Gordon.

Wade Davis (2-1) pitched two innings of one-hit ball for for the victory, striking out four. Greg Holland, who blew the save Monday night, pitched the 11th for his eighth save in nine chances.


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