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MLB: Kansas City 12, Oakland 6

Aug. 9, 2009 at 12:04 AM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Mike Jacobs and Billy Butler each had three hits and three RBI Saturday to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 12-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Jacobs and Miguel Olivo hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning.

Winner Zack Greinke (11-7) gave up three early runs before settling down. The right-hander, who ended a six-start winless stretch, scattered seven hits and two walks in seven innings.

Alberto Callaspo went 3-for-4 with two RBI, and David DeJesus had two RBI for Kansas City.

Clay Mortensen (0-1), making his first major league start, surrendered eight runs on eight hits and three walks in four-plus innings for the Athletics. Mark Ellis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for Oakland.

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