TORONTO (AP) – Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Jose Bautista added his major league-leading 37th homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Jesse Litsch (5-3) pitched one scoreless inning of relief for the win. Frank Francisco worked ninth for his 11th save.
Louis Coleman (1-3) took the loss for the Royals, who have not won consecutive games since Aug. 3-4.Kansas City has won four of its past 16.
Lawrie broke a 3-3 tie with a leadoff blast to left in the seventh off of Coleman. The rookie third baseman also hit an RBI triple in the fourth.
Billy Butler had three hits including two doubles and drove in two for the Royals. Alex Gordon homered to tie the game at 3-3.
The series wraps up tonight with pitching forKansas City. Royals pre-game at 5:30pm on KAYS (1400-AM)