MLB: Kansas City 6, Boston 5

BOSTON, July 18 (UPI) -- Two RBI each from Billy Butler and Alex Gordon Wednesday helped Kansas City nip Boston 6-5.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Boston 3

BOSTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Tony Pena wen 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals ripped the Boston Red Sox 9-3.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Kansas City 3

CLEVELAND, July 15 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning Sunday afternoon to help the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City, 5-3.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 5

CLEVELAND, July 14 (UPI) -- Emil Brown hit a three-run homer Saturday night as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians, 6-5.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Tampa Bay 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 7 (UPI) -- Mark Grudzielanek's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth Saturday night handed the Kansas City Royals an 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

MLB: Kansas City 17, Seattle 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 3 (UPI) -- Rookie Billy Butler homered and had six RBI Tuesday, as the Kansas City Royals trounced the Seattle Mariners 17-3.

MLB: Chi. White Sox 3, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 1 (UPI) -- Jon Garland gave up an earned run and seven hits in seven innings Sunday as the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City, 3-1.

MLB: Kansas City 8, Chi. White Sox 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 29 (UPI) -- Shane Costa and Esteban German had two RBI each Friday as the Kansas City Royals won their season-best fifth straight game, 8-1 over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Chicago Sox 4 (10 inn)

, Ill., May 12 (UPI) -- Jermaine Dye singled home the winning run in the 10th inning Saturday as the Chicago White Sox squeezed past the Kansas City Royals 5-4.

MLB: Kansas City 5, LA Angels 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 3 (UPI) -- Ross Gload had four hits and two RBI Thursday afternoon as the Kansas City Royals beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5-2.

U.S. baseball wins 2008 Olympic entry

HAVANA, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Olympic baseball team has secured a berth in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing by downing Panama 11-5 in Cuba. Bobby Hill had three hits with an RBI and scored twice for the U.S., which fell behind 1-0 in the first inning, but scored 10 runs over
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Billy Butler
St. Louis Cardinals Skip Schumaker (R) dives back into first base before the tag of Kansas City Royals Billy Butler in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on May 24, 2009. Kansas City defeated St. Louis 3-2. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Billy Ray Butler (born April 18, 1986 in Orange Park, Florida) is a Major League Baseball Designated Hitter for the Kansas City Royals. He has also played first base, left field and right field. Butler was given the name "Country Breakfast" during the 2011 baseball season.

Butler was selected by the Royals in the first round (14th overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft out of high school and signed for a $1.45 million bonus, $250,000 below the recommended slot value for that pick. He attended Wolfson High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was teammates with fellow first round draft pick Eric Hurley, a pitcher selected by the Texas Rangers. He turned down a scholarship to play for the University of Florida to go pro.

He played his rookie season at the age of 18 in 2004 with the Royals Pioneer Baseball League affiliate Idaho Falls Chukars, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he batted .373 with 10 home runs and 68 RBIs in 73 games.

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