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MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas keyed a big sixth inning with a two-run double Tuesday and the Kansas City Royals went on to record a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Detroit 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer clubbed a three-run homer Sunday and the Kansas City Royals kept their long shot playoff push alive with a 5-2 victory over Detroit.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Seattle 6 (13 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas led off the bottom of the 13th inning with a home run off Chance Ruffin Thursday to give the Kansas City Royals a 7-6 win over Seattle.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen and the Kansas City bullpen combined on a five-hitter Thursday in giving the Royals a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- James Shields controlled Minnesota on run one over 7 1/3 innings Tuesday and Alex Gordon keyed a late uprising that carried Kansas City over the Twins 6-1.

MLB: Kansas City 11, Tampa Bay 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez, Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas combined for nine RBI Monday in the Kansas City Royals' 11-1 romp over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Washington 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez homered and supplied a tie-breaking infield single in the eighth Sunday, lifting the Kansas City Royals to 6-4 interleague win over Washington.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4, Kansas City 3 (12 inn.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A home run in the 12th inning by Conor Gillaspie brought the Chicago White Sox their sixth straight win Friday, a 4-3 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: Detroit 6, Kansas City 3

DETROIT, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera socked his 40th homer of the year and Max Scherzer improved to 18-1 with eight solid innings Sunday in Detroit's 6-3 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Miami 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Wade Davis hurled six solid innings Monday and Kansas City grabbed second place in the American League Central with a 6-2 interleague win over Miami.

MLB: Boston 5, Kansas City 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-5 with two RBI and contributed to a fourth-inning uprising that carried the Boston Red Sox over Kansas City 5-3 Saturday.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Boston 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer's two-run single put Kansas City in front during a six-run sixth Friday and the Royals went on to outlast Boston 9-6.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Boston 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen threw 7 2/3 shutout innings Thursday and Mike Moustakas keyed a three-run first inning to bring Kansas City a 5-1 triumph over Boston.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Billy Butler, one of six Kansas City players to drive in a run Thursday, had two RBI and the Royals extended their winning streak with a 7-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer's grounder was misplayed for a costly error by Minnesota shortstop Pedro Florimon Wednesday, leading to Kansas City's 4-3 win over the Twins.
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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)
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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Billy Butler."
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