Posted April 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Colby Rasmus hit two home runs to help make Drew Hutchison a winner in his major league debut and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Kansas City Royals their ninth straight loss, 9-5 Saturday night. Edwin Encarnacion also homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays. Hutchison (1-0), who had never pitched above Double-A before Saturday, left after 99 pitches and 5 1-3 innings, allowing five runs and eight hits, including two homers. Hutchison became the eighth youngest starting pitcher in Blue Jays history at 21 years, 243 days. The Royals losing skid is their longest since losing 10 in a row July 10-24, 2009. Rasmus hit a two-run homer off Everett Teaford (0-1) in the sixth to put the Blue Jays ahead to stay, 6-5. He and Encarnacion homered off rookie reliever Kelvin Herrera in the three-run seventh. It was Rasmus' third career multihomer game. Left-hander Darren Oliver, who at 41 is nearly twice the age of Hutchison, entered in the sixth after Alcides Escobar's sin...
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