September 14, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals batter Billy Butler (16) celebrates with teammate Salvador Perez (13) after hitting his 100th career home run in the game against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE
Billy Butler and Salvador Perez hit back-to-back homers off of Ernesto Frieri to give the Royals a 3-2 comeback victory.
Zack Greinke pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings before giving up a single to Alex Gordon. With Greinke's pitch count sitting at 109, Mike Scioscia called on closer Ernesto Frieri to protect the 2-0 lead.
Billy Butler didn't waste any time in foiling the plan as he launched a two-run homer to tie the game. Salvador Perez followed with a homer of his own to give the Royals the walk-off win.
The loss drops the Angels to 79-67, three games behind the Athletics and Orioles for a wild card spot.
Jeremy Guthrie nearly matched Greinke pitch for pitch as he only allowed a home run to Kendrys Morales leading off the fifth and a Torii Hunter RBI single in the 8th. Kelvin Herrera worked a scoreless ninth and earned the victory.
It was Frieri's third blown save and first loss of the season. Butler's homer was his 27th of the season and it was Perez's 11th.
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