A wild one at Kauffman Stadium. Toronto’s Adam Lind belted a grand slam and Jayson Nix added a three-run shot to help Toronto beat the Royals 9-8. Melky Cabrera and Billy Butler each hit three-run homers for the Royals.
Nate Adcock retired the first two batters of the inning before Mike McCoy walked and Corey Patterson, who had four hits, singled and went to second on the throw to third to bring up Bautista, who already had two singles to raise his average to .351. Nix’s home run off rookie left-hander Danny Duffy (0-2) with Aaron Hill and Rajai Davis aboard put the Blue Jays up 5-4.
Billy Butler’s three-run homer with two out in the eighth off Octavio Dotel cut the Blue Jays lead to two runs. Jeff Francoeur, who had three hits, and Eric Hosmer, who walked, scored on Butler’s fifth home run.