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Butler keys KC to win over Indians

9:33 PM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Billy Butler went 3-for-4 with two doubles and knocked in a run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Irving Falu had two hits and an RBI, and Alcides Escobar, Eric Hosmer and Brayan Pena each drove in a run for the Royals, who have won four straight.

Will Smith (6-8) gave up two runs on eight hits and struck out five over seven innings to earn the win.

Cord Phelps clubbed a two-run homer and Carlos Santana had two hits and scored a run for the Indians, losers in four of their last five.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-17) surrendered five runs on seven hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings to drop his sixth straight decision over an eight-start span.

 

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