Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/8/13
Eric Hosmer wasn't sure whether he could score from first when Billy Butler roped a pitch down the third-base line, so he put his head down and sprinted as fast as he could. He slid home just ahead of the tag for the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Friday night. And after the Kansas City Royals held on for a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros for their first three-game winning streak in a month, Hosmer flashed a little quickness once again. He deftly dodged a bath of ice water from some teammates. ''It's a lot of fun, man. It was a big win for us,'' Hosmer said with a smile. ''We're starting to turn things around, we're starting a little winning streak and we want to keep it going.'' Kelvin Herrera (3-4) worked a perfect eighth inning in relief of James Shields, and Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 11th save and second during the Royals' modest winning streak. Shields engaged in quite the pitchers' duel with the Astros' Jordan Lyles, but the game came down to the bull...
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