Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City
By ASSOCIATED PRESS  |  Last updated 8/13/13
Billy Butler is one of the main reasons behind the Kansas City Royals' impressive turnaround. Bruce Chen is making his own contributions on the mound. Butler looks to continue his tear at the plate and Chen goes for another strong start as the Royals again attempt to capitalize on the struggling Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Winning 17 of 20 has made Kansas City (62-54) a factor in the AL wild-card race after owning a 45-51 record on July 22. Butler is certainly impacting the surge, hitting .372 in 26 games after owning a .263 average over his first 50. "The first half was definitely a grind for me. I was kind of hit or miss," Butler said. "I was doing my same stuff, but wasn't getting the results. I've been feeling good ever since the second half started. I'm just taking confidence from each day and letting it build. "I've always been better in the second half throughout my career." Butler is hitting .339 after the All-Star break over the past two seasons, fourth-best in t...
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