Royals outlast Rays behind five-run sixth

10:54 PM, May 1, 2013   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Cain knocked in a pair of runs and provided the go-ahead RBI single in a five-run sixth inning, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 9-8 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium.

Jeff Francoeur capped the big inning with a two-run single and Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas each plated a run in Kansas City's second straight win in this three-game set.

Elliot Johnson added a solo homer and Bruce Chen (2-0) picked up the win with two shutout innings of relief. Greg Holland notched his seventh save with a perfect ninth inning.

Tampa Bay couldn't hold onto an early five-run lead, receiving a shaky effort out of starter Jeremy Hellickson before Jake McGee (0-2) was tagged for five runs -- one earned -- during Kansas City's big sixth inning.

Luke Scott went 3-for-3 with a solo homer, two RBI and two runs scored, Matt Joyce homered for the second straight day, James Loney drove in a pair and Evan Longoria fell a home run short of the cycle, going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a triple.

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