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Betancourt leads Royals over Reds 6-5 in 11

CINCINNATI (AP) — Yuniesky Betancourt completed his big game with a run-scoring single in the 11th inning Friday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-5 win over the late-striking Cincinnati Reds.

Betancourt also had an RBI double and a two-run homer. His two-out single off Micah Owings (3-2) gave the Royals their first set of consecutive wins in June.

Victor Marte (1-0) escaped a two-on threat in the 10th. Joakim Soria retired Scott Rolen on a fly ball with runners on first and third to end it, getting his 15th save in 17 tries.

The Reds, who lead the majors with 12 wins in their final at-bat, stranded runners in scoring position in each of the last three innings.