MLB: Toronto 9, Kansas City 5

April 22, 2012 at 12:13 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 22 (UPI) -- Colby Rasmus smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning Saturday and the Toronto Blue Jays went on to a 9-5 victory over Kansas City.

Trailing 5-4 in the sixth, Brett Lawrie led off the frame with a single off Everett Teaford (0-1) and Rasmus followed by smashing a 2-1 pitch deep into the right field stands.

The Toronto center fielder later added a solo shot and finished 3-for-4 with four RBI and three runs scored as the Blue Jays banged out 14 hits en route to their second straight win over the Royals.

Edwin Encarnarcion added three RBI, including a two-run homer, in the victory.

Drew Hutchison (1-0) earned a victory in his first major league start, yielding five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Royals starter Luis Mendoza was lit up for 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings, yielding four runs.

Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer homered for Kansas City, which fell to 3-11 on the season.

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