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MLB: Kansas City 3, Los Angeles Angels 2

Sept. 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Billy Butler and Salvador Perez cracked back-to-back homers in the ninth inning Saturday, rallying Kansas City to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Trailing 2-0 entering the ninth, the Alex Gordon collected a one-out single, chasing Royals starter Zack Greinke.

After Ernesto Frieri (3-1) relieved, Butler bashed a pitch more than 400 feet over the center field fence, tying the score.

The next batter, Perez, followed by clanking a Frieri offering off the left field foul pole to win it for the Royals, evening their three-game series.

The comeback made a winner of Kelvin Herrera (4-2), who tossed a scoreless ninth in relief of Jeremy Guthrie. The Kansas City starter went eight innings, yielding a pair of runs while walking one and striking out two.

Greinke had to settle for a no-decision after giving up just one run on five hits in 8 1/3 innings.

Kendrys Morales socked a solo homer for the Angels, who came into the contest 2 1/2 games out of an American League wild card spot.

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