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Royals get season-high 16 hits, beat Blue Jays 9-6

By: Courtesy: AP
By: Courtesy: AP

TORONTO (AP) -- Luke Hochevar won for the third time in four
starts after leaving the game with a sprained ankle, Eric Hosmer
had three RBIs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Blue Jays 9-6 on
Thursday night.

All-Star Billy Butler snapped a season-long 0-for-24 hitless
streak against Toronto pitching and Yuniesky Betancourt homered as
the Royals won for the second time in six games. Salvador Perez
tied a career-high with four hits, all singles, and Kansas City
finished with a season-high 16 hits.

Hochevar (6-8) gave up two runs and four hits in five innings
before leaving with his injury. Jonathan Broxton finished in the
ninth for his 21st save in 24 opportunities.

J.P. Arencibia hit two home runs for the Blue Jays and Henderson
Alvarez (5-7) gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1-3 innings.

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