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Kansas City Royals defeat Houston Astros 4-2.

Omar Infante smacked a homer, drove in two runs and scored a pair, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros, 4-2.
LA Angels come out over Kansas City in Cactus League play

LA Angels come out over Kansas City in Cactus League play

Mike Trout smacked a two-run home run in the sixth-inning to power the LA Angels to a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Cactus League play.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6, Kansas City 5

CHICAGO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Conor Gillaspie and Adam Dunn each launched a two-run shot Saturday, part of a four-homer assault that carried the Chicago White Sox over Kansas City 6-5.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Billy Butler and Emilio Bonifacio drove in two runs each Friday in sending Kansas City to a 6-1 decision over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Seattle 5 (12 innings)

SEATTLE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez doubled in Alex Gordon in the 12th inning Monday, keeping the Kansas City Royals' faint playoff hopes alive with a 6-5 win in Seattle.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Texas 0 (10 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Justin Maxwell crushed a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning Sunday and the Kansas City Royals handed playoff-contending Texas a stinging 4-0 loss.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- James Shields struck out 10 Indians over six effective innings Monday and the Kansas City Royals bounced playoff-contending Cleveland 7-1.

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.
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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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