Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Billy Butler wasn't invited to partake in
the Home Run Derby, but the first baseman showed his power Wednesday by
hitting a game-winning blast in the ninth inning to give the Royals an 8-7
triumph over the Mariners.
Butler's leadoff shot off Josh Kinney (0-1) landed in the seats in left-
center and capped a 3-for-3 night for the All-Star slugger. It was the second
career walk-off home run of Butler's career and snapped Kansas City's three-
game slide in the process.
Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Lorenzo Cain belted a two-run homer
in the win, which was credited to Greg Holland (4-2) for throwing a perfect
Seattle had won the first two games in the four-game series and came back from
a 7-3 deficit to make things interesting.
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