Butler, Willingham power Royals past Rangers
Billy Butler
Billy Butler homered to left field in the second inning.
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Billy Butler and Josh Willingham hit solo home runs to back six innings from Yordano Ventura in Kansas City's 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

Lorenzo Cain had three hits and an RBI for the AL Central leaders, who have won seven of their last nine games. The Royals opened a 2 1/2 game lead on Detroit atop the division.

Ventura (10-9) surrendered four hits and a run, walked three and struck out six in the opener of this three-game series.  Full Story

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