MLB: Kansas City 11, Oakland 6

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Billy Butler blasted a pair of homers, driving in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five times in the ninth to defeat Oakland 11-6.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Toronto 6

TORONTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Billy Butler had four of Kansas City's 16 hits and doubled home two runs Thursday in pacing the Royals to a 9-6 win over Toronto.

MLB: Toronto 4, Kansas City 3

TORONTO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh Wednesday that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 5, New York Yankees 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A three-run shot by Alex Gordon and a controversial homer from Billy Butler Wednesday helped lift the Kansas City Royals to a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- John Danks took a no-hitter into the sixth and Brent Lillibridge homered Sunday, sparking the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen worked six outstanding innings Friday and Melky Cabrera hit a three-run homer in sending Kansas City to a 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Indians place suspended Carrasco on DL

Indians place suspended Carrasco on DL

CLEVELAND, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians said Monday they have put suspended starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Baltimore 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Yamaico Navarro and Chris Getz both had two RBI during a six-run sixth inning Thursday that rallied the Kansas City Royals to a 9-4 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Baltimore 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Billy Butler broke things open with a three-run home run in the seventh Wednesday, boosting the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 triumph over Baltimore.

MLB: Kansas City 12, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, July 29 (UPI) -- Billy Butler hit two homers, Melky Cabrera smashed a grand slam and the Kansas City Royals pounded out 16 hits Friday in clubbing Cleveland 12-0.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Boston 3

BOSTON, July 28 (UPI) -- Billy Butler's three-run home run in the fourth inning Tuesday fueled a four-run rally that gave the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 10, Tampa Bay 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 22 (UPI) -- Melky Cabrera had three of Kansas City's 16 hits and drove in three runs Friday to help the Royals run away with a 10-4 win over Tampa Bay.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Los Angeles Angels 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 11 (UPI) -- Home runs by Melky Cabrera and Billy Butler helped stake Kansas City to a four-run lead Friday and the Royals held off the Los Angeles Angels 4-2.

MLB: Toronto 9, Kansas City 8

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 9 (UPI) -- Adam Lind's grand slam homer highlighted a game of big blasts Wednesday and helped power the Toronto Blue Jays to a 9-8 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Los Angeles Angels 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 1 (UPI) -- Billy Butler hit a disputed two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday, handing the Kansas City Royals a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
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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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