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Royals 6, Angels 3
At Kansas City, Mo., Billy Butler homered twice and had four RBIs, and the Royals ended a nine-game losing streak to the Angels dating to May 7 last year.
Butler hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning off Ervin Santana (7-8) and a solo shot off Jose Arredondo in the eighth for his second multihomer game this season.
Kyle Davies (7-9) gave up one run, five hits and six walks in five innings, and Joakim Soria struck out three in the ninth for his 22nd save.
Twins 6, Blue Jays 3
At Toronto, major league batting leader Joe Mauer had three hits and raised his average to .369.
Jason Kubel doubled twice for the Twins, who stopped a seven-game losing streak in Toronto.
Jesse Crain (5-4) pitched 1 1-3 innings, and Joe Nathan finished for his 37th save. Scott Richmond (6-9) allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings for the Blue Jays.
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