Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/9/12
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Billy Butler hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night. Butler homered off Matt Albers, who replaced Daniel Bard after Bard walked Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon to leadoff the inning. Butler hit Albers' third pitch out to left-center. He leads the Royals with six home runs and 23 RBIs. Bard (2-3) was charged with the loss, while left-hander Jose Mijares, the third of four Kansas City pitchers, picked up the victory. Bard gave up five runs on six hits, four walks and two balks. Mijares (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three and giving up two hits. Jonathan Broxton worked a flawless ninth to log his sixth save in seven opportunities. The Red Sox scored two runs with two out in the second, which Will Middlebrooks started with a double. Middlebrooks has an extra-base hit in first five big league games, matching Hall of Famer Enos Slaughter, who accompl...
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