Infante’s two-run single in 10th propels Royals past Blue Jays

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar, left, and second baseman Omar Infante (14) celebrate following a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Toronto (AP) – Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals overcame two home runs by Edwin Encarnacion to beat the Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday night, snapping Toronto’s winning streak at nine games.

Facing Todd Redmond (0-4), Alcides Escobar singled to begin the 10th. Pedro Ciriaco was hit on the front of the helmet while squaring to bunt and Nori Aoki advanced the runners with a sacrafice fly before Infante lined a single just over the reach of leaping third baseman Brett Lawrie.

Wade Davis (4-1) worked two innings for the win and Greg Holland closed it out for his 15th save in 16 chances.

The Blue Jays were on the verge of victory in the ninth before the Royals tied it with an unearned run
off Casey Janssen, who blew a save for the first time in nine chances.

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