Betancourt Homers In 15th, Royals Beat Cardinals

Posted on: 6:53 pm, June 17, 2012, by

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ST. LOUIS (AP) -Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 15th inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Betancourt had put the Royals ahead in the 14th with an RBI double but closer Jonathan Broxton (1-1) failed to hold the lead. Down to their last strike in the ninth, Billy Butler homered for the Royals to tie it.

Jarrod Dyson began 15th inning with a bunt single off St. Louis reliever Eduardo Sanchez 0-1). Dyson was sacrificed to second and, after an out, Betancourt hit an 0-1 pitch into the Royals’ bullpen.