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Duo lead Royals by Reds, 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Willie Bloomquist had three hits and three RBIs and Billy Butler had three hits and drove in two runs and the Kansas City Royals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 Saturday night.

The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 17-19. By winning the first two games over the Reds, the Royals have won a series for the first time since May 5-6, going 0-9-1 in their previous 10 series.

Kyle Davies (3-6), who was 0-5 with two no-decisions in his previous seven starts, picked up his first victory since April 30. Davies gave up two hits, but walked five and hit a batter in allowing three runs in five-plus innings.

Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo gave up 11 hits, and five runs in the first three innings to take the loss. Arroyo (7-5), who was pulled after walking Mitch Maier to lead off the sixth, allowed six runs total.

Bloomquist hit a two-run single in the Royals’ three-run second. Butler, who extended his hitting streak to nine games, singled home David DeJesus with the other run.

The Reds tied it with a three-run third, which Ramon Hernandez led off with a walk and Adam Rosales was hit by a pitch. Rookie Ryan Hanigan doubled down the left-field line, scoring both. Willy Tavares’ sacrifice bunt advanced Hanigan to third. Alex Gonzalez drove in Hanigan with a sacrifice fly.

Arroyo gave up two more runs and five hits in the third, which Mark Teahen lead off with his eighth home run.

Saturday’s Game

Royals 7, Reds 4

Cincinnati Kansas City

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Taveras cf 4 0 0 0 DeJess lf 5 1 1 1

AlGnzlz ss 3 0 1 1 Blmqst ss-rf 4 1 3 3

BPhllps 2b 4 0 1 0 Butler 1b 5 0 3 2

L.Nix lf 3 0 0 0 Jacobs dh 4 0 1 0

Gomes dh 3 0 0 0 JGuilln rf 3 0 1 0

Bruce rf 4 0 1 0 PenaJr ss 0 0 0 0

RHrndz 1b 3 2 1 1 Teahen 3b 4 1 1 1

ARosales 3b 2 1 0 0 Callasp 2b 4 1 2 0

Hanign c 4 1 2 2 Olivo c 3 1 1 0

Maier cf 3 2 1 0

Totals 30 4 6 4 Totals 35 7 14 7

Cincinnati 003 000 001 — 4

Kansas City 032 002 00x — 7

E—Taveras (2), Callaspo (5). DP—Cincinnati 2, Kansas City 1. LOB—Cincinnati 7, Kansas City 8. 2B—Hanigan (4). HR—R.Hernandez (5), Teahen (8). CS—Bruce (2). S—Taveras. SF—Ale.Gonzalez

IP H R ER BB SO

Cincinnati

Arroyo L,7-5 5 11 6 6 2 2

Burton 2 3 1 1 0 0

Fisher 1 0 0 0 1 0

Kansas City

Davies W,3-6 5 2 3 3 5 1

R.Colon H,1 2 1 0 0 0 1

Bale 1 2 0 0 0 3

Soria 1 1 1 1 0 2

Davies pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.Arroyo pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP—by Arroyo (Olivo), by Davies (A.Rosales).Umpires—Home, Chris Guccione; First, Todd Tichenor; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Tony Randazzo T—3:04. A—29,574 (38,177).