Royals receive balanced attack in win over Marlins

Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, right, is congratulated by manager Ned Yost, left, after scoring from third base in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar, right, is congratulated by manager Ned Yost, left, after scoring from third base in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Wade Davis came off the family emergency leave list and pitched six solid innings, Billy Butler homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Monday night.

The Royals won for the 17th time in 20 games, while the Marlins are 1-8 in their past nine.

Davis had not pitched since Aug. 2, returning to Florida to be with his family after the death of his stepbrother on Aug. 3.

Davis (6-9) allowed two runs and six hits while striking out three and walking two.

Marlins starter Tom Koehler (3-8) held the Royals hitless until two out in the fourth, when they pieced together four straight hits.

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