Butler helps Royals to 4-2 win over AL champ Texas

Billy Butler was born about six months
after the Kansas City Royals won the World Series in their last
playoff appearance. He got a $30 million, four-year contract this
winter with hopes of helping end that 25-year postseason drought.
Butler had a two-run single and a stolen base in the first
inning Sunday as the Royals beat the defending AL champion Texas
Rangers 4-2 in the Cactus League opener for the teams that share a
spring training complex.
Butler had the third consecutive groundball single to start the
game off left-hander C.J. Wilson, the Rangers' scheduled opening
day starter who then retired the last six batters he faced with two
strikeouts.
Royals starter Kyle Davies struck out three in two scoreless
innings.
New Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur, who was with Texas last
season in its first World Series, homered.