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Gordon, Butler lift Royals to 3-1 win over Padres

Wednesday - 5/7/2014, 2:21am  ET

BERNIE WILSON
AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Alex Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning and pinch-hitter Billy Butler followed with an RBI double for the Kansas City Royals, who beat San Diego 3-1 Tuesday night to snap their season-high five-game losing streak.

Eric Hosmer started the winning rally when he hit a leadoff double to center off Nick Vincent (0-1). Gordon singled to right with one out and Hosmer beat the throw home with a headfirst slide, touching the plate with his left hand.

Butler then doubled in Gordon.

Wade Davis (2-1) pitched two innings of one-hit ball for for the victory, striking out four. Greg Holland, who blew the save Monday night, pitched the 11th for his eighth save in nine chances.

The Padres were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season.

The teams played extra innings for the second straight night. San Diego won 6-5 in 12 innings Monday night.

The Royals had a scoring chance in the ninth against Huston Street. Alcides Escobar singled to center and stole second and third, all with one out. He tried to score on Lorenzo Cain's pop foul down the first-base line but was thrown out by Kyle Blanks to end the inning.

Each starter gave up a home run.

San Diego's Yasmani Grandal homered for the second straight game, a solo shot to right field off Jeremy Guthrie with one out in the fourth for a 1-0 lead. It was his fourth, moving him into the team lead. Grandal hit a tying three-run shot in the sixth inning Monday night.

Salvador Perez tied it with a homer leading off the sixth off San Diego's Robbie Erlin. It was Perez's third.

Erlin got a no-decision after losing his previous four starts. He allowed one run and three hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked four.

Jeremy Guthrie went a season-high eight innings, allowing one run and four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.

NOTES: The Royals are 1-7 at Petco Park. .. Vincent gave up three hits in the 11th. He had given up only three hits combined in his last 11 outings. ... Padres manager Bud Black said 3B Chase Headley could be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. He's been out with a strained right calf. ... The series concludes Wednesday when Kansas City RHP James Shields (3-3, 3.11) opposes RHP Andrew Cashner (2-4, 2.72).


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