The Royals picked up their 7th walk off win of the season, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game and then winning in on Jeff Fraceour’s single to score Melky Cabrera in the bottom of the 10th inning snapping a five game losing streak.
Neftali Feliz relieved Derek Holland who pitched eight shutout innings but allowed a leadoff single to Hosmer in the ninth. Hosmer went to second on a single by Francoeur and then Feliz, who blew his first save in 20 opportunities the night before, got the first two outs on fly balls before the runners moved up on a wild pitch.
Mike Aviles, after fouling off five 3-2 pitches, drove in the tying run with an infield single that shortstop Elvis Andrus stopped from going into the outfield, keeping the Royals from scoring the winning run.
Greg Holland (1-0), called up from Triple-A Omaha hours earlier, pitched 1 1/3 innings for his first major league win. Luke Hochevar gave up only six hits and one run in 8 2/3 innings, that being a Chris Davis home run.
After fouling off several deliveries from Cody Eppley, Francoeur delivered with the Royals’ 14th hit, all singles in the 10th for the game winner.