Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Billy Butler and Salvador Perez hit back-
to-back homers in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Kansas City
Royals to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Zack Greinke, a 2009 Cy Young Award winner with the Royals, struck out Alcides
Escobar to begin the ninth before giving up a single to Alex Gordon. Angels
manager Mike Scioscia decided to remove Greinke, who had thrown 109 pitches
through 8 1/3 innings and was in line to win his fifth straight start with the
visitors ahead 2-0.
Butler crushed Ernesto Frieri's (3-1) first pitch over the center-field wall
for a game-tying home run. Perez then drove a 1-1 offering off the left-field
foul pole to send Kansas City to a dramatic walk-off victory.
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