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Butler hits video review grand slam, drives in 7 for Royals in 9-8 win over Phillies

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    Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler (16) runs the bases after hitting a grand slam against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) (The Associated Press)

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    Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels stands on the mound after Kansas City Royals' Billy Butler hit a grand slam in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday April 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Kelvin Herrera (40) celebrates with catcher Salvador Perez after Philadelphia Phillies' Erik Kratz struck out to end the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Royals won 9-8. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz fields a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Ezequiel Carrera for an out in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday April 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) (The Associated Press)

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    Kansas City Royals' Chris Getz fields a ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies' Ezequiel Carrera for an out in the fourth inning of a baseball game Sunday April 7, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr) (The Associated Press)

Billy Butler hit a grand slam that was confirmed by video review and tied a Royals franchise record with seven RBIs, and Kansas City held on for a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Butler's fifth-inning homer, the first slam of his career and the first ever allowed by Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels, put Kansas City ahead 6-4.

James Shields (1-1), acquired in an offseason trade with Tampa Bay, earned his first victory as a Royal. The right-hander gave up hits to five of the first six batters in a four-run first inning, but settled down to blank the Phillies for the next five innings on five hits while striking out eight and walking none.

Butler came through with the bases loaded again in the sixth, hitting a two-run single off Chad Durbin.

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