Betancourt lifts Royals past Cardinals in 15

Former Brewer had also scored in 14th inning
Betancourt lifts Royals past Cardinals in 15

Yuniesky Betancourt hit a two-run homer with two outs in the 15th inning, lifting the Kansas City Royals a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Betancourt had put the Royals ahead in the 14th with an RBI double but closer Jonathan Broxton (1-1) failed to hold the lead.

Down to their last strike in the ninth, Billy Butler homered for the Royals to tie it.

Jarrod Dyson began the 15th inning with a bunt single off St. Louis reliever Eduardo Sanchez (0-1). Dyson was sacrificed to second and, after an out, Betancourt hit an 0-1 pitch into the Royals’ bullpen.