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MLB: Kansas City 7, Tampa Bay 2

June 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 14 (UPI) -- Billy Butler drove in a run in three separate at-bats Friday in pacing Kansas City to its third straight win, 7-2 over Tampa Bay.

The Royals trailed by a run before scoring four times in the fifth and four Kansas City pitchers blanked the Rays over the final eight innings.

Butler singled in a run in the first, contributed a sacrifice fly in Kansas City's big fifth inning and had another RBI base hit in the ninth.

Salvador Perez also drove in runs with a fifth-inning single and a ninth-inning double.

Luis Mendoza (2-3) went six innings to get the win, allowing two runs in the first and scattering six hits.

Matt Moore (8-3) was roughed up for five runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 during what was Tampa Bay's third straight loss and fifth in its last six games.

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