MLB: Kansas City 11, Oakland 6

Sept. 5, 2011 at 8:16 PM

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Billy Butler blasted a pair of homers, driving in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five times in the ninth to defeat Oakland 11-6.

Butler went 3-for-4 and Eric Hosmer added three hits and two RBI with two runs scored as the Royals won for the third time in five games.

Greg Holland (4-1) tossed a scoreless eighth to secure the victory for the Royals, who got two RBI each from Jeff Francoeur and Mike Moustakas.

A's closer Andrew Bailey (0-4) coughed up three runs on three hits in the final inning to suffer the loss.

Oakland's Scott Sizemore pounded a three-run homer.

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