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MLB: Kansas City 6, Boston 4

May 9, 2012 at 12:24 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Billy Butler's three-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday rallied the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over Boston.

Kansas City came into the eighth trailing 4-3, but Jarrod Dyson and Alex Gordon led off the frame by drawing walks from Boston starter Daniel Bard (2-4). Matt Albers came in to pitch and Butler greeted him by belting a 1-1 pitch far over the left-center field fence and into the fountain at Kauffman Stadium for the go-ahead runs.

The long homer made a winner of Jose Mijares (2-1), who hurled two scoreless innings.

Jonathan Broxton picked up his sixth save as the Royals evened their three-game series with the Red Sox.

Bard surrendered five runs on six hits over seven innings for Boston.

Dustin Pedroia drove in a pair of runs.

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