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SAN DIEGO -- The Kansas City Royals had to work overtime to end a season-high, five-game losing streak and get their first victory at Petco Park.

Alex Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning and pinch-hitter Billy Butler followed with an RBI double to give the Royals a 3-1 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.

The Royals also got great pitching from starter Jeremy Guthrie and relievers Wade Davis and Greg Holland, who held San Diego to one run on six hits.

"We knew that we were 0-7 in this place and we needed to change that," manager Ned Yost said. "Our pitching allowed us to do that tonight. Guthrie, Wade Davis, Holland, were all fantastic. They kept us in position, right there in the ballgame, until we could break it open. It took us 11 innings to do it, but the pitching was tremendous."

Eric Hosmer started the winning rally when he hit a leadoff double to center off Nick Vincent (0-1). Gordon singled to right with one out and Hosmer beat the throw home with a headfirst slide, touching the plate with his left hand.

"A long losing streak it seems like, so we just needed something positive to happen there," Gordon said. "I was able to find a hole. It works."

Butler then doubled in Gordon.

"I think the frustration was kicking in a little bit but hopefully this can motivate us a little bit," Gordon said.

Davis (2-1) pitched two innings of one-hit ball for the victory, striking out four. Greg Holland, who blew the save Monday night, pitched the 11th for his eighth save in nine chances.

Guthrie went a season-high eight innings, allowing one run and four hits, with two strikeouts and one walk.

"He threw strikes, changed speeds and kept the ball down," Yost said.

"The air was thick tonight and the ball didn't really carry so that really benefited me and helped me to get deep in the game," Guthrie said. "Overall I don't think I had my best stuff, but the park played to my advantage tonight."

The Padres were denied their first three-game winning streak of the season.

The teams played extra innings for the second successive night. San Diego won 6-5 in 12 innings Monday night.

The Royals had a scoring chance in the ninth against Huston Street. Alcides Escobar singled to center and stole second and third, all with one out. He tried to score on Lorenzo Cain's pop foul down the first-base line but was thrown out by Kyle Blanks to end the inning.

"I was surprised the runner was going," catcher Yasmani Grandal said. "Kyle has a very good arm. For him, that was an easy catch and throw."

Each starter gave up a home run.

San Diego's Yasmani Grandal connected for the second sucessive game, a solo shot to right field off Guthrie with one out in the fourth for a 1-0 lead. It was his fourth, moving him into the team lead. Grandal hit a tying three-run shot in the sixth inning Monday night.

Salvador Perez tied it with a home run leading off the sixth off San Diego's Robbie Erlin. It was Perez's third.

"I wanted to get it on his hands. But I left it out over the middle of the plate," Erlin said.

Erlin got a no-decision after losing his previous four starts. He allowed one run and three hits in seven innings, struck out five and walked four.

"My curve felt good," he said. "It felt like my offspeed pitches were what I was on with. I was trying to get a feel for my fastball."

Notes

Vincent gave up three hits in the 11th. He had given up only three hits combined in his previous 11 outings. ... Manager Bud Black said the Padres will call up a pitcher on Wednesday because the bullpen has been taxed. ... Black said 3B Chase Headley could be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. He has been out with a strained right calf. ... The series concludes Wednesday when Kansas City RHP James Shields (3-3, 3.11) opposes RHP Andrew Cashner (2-4, 2.72).

 
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San Diego

R. Erlin
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 1
BB 4
K 5
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J. Guthrie
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 1
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Norichika Aoki, RF5000001 .264
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Eric Hosmer, 1B5110032 .292
Salvador Perez, C4111101 .246
Alex Gordon, LF5111012 .242
Danny Valencia, 3B2000110 .214
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   b-Billy Butler, PH1011000 .248
   Justin Maxwell, PR0000000 .143
   Greg Holland, P0000000 .000
Alcides Escobar, SS5020001 .279
Lorenzo Cain, CF3000112 .360
Jeremy Guthrie, P2000003 .000
   Mike Moustakas, 3B1000010 .156
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a-popped out for Valencia in the 9th
b-doubled for Davis in the 11th
Batting
2B - Omar Infante (3, Erlin), Eric Hosmer (13, Vincent), Billy Butler (6, Vincent), Alcides Escobar (9, Erlin)
HR - Salvador Perez (3, Erlin)
SH - Jeremy Guthrie (1)
RBI - Salvador Perez (11), Alex Gordon (16), Billy Butler (13)
SB - Alcides Escobar 2 (9, 2nd base off Street/Grandal)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Infante-Escobar-Hosmer
E - Jeremy Guthrie (2, Throwing)
Kansas City Royals
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jeremy Guthrie 8411121 3.91
Wade Davis (W,2-1) 2100040 2.35
Greg Holland (S,8) 1100020 2.77
Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Guthrie 107-70, Wade Davis 24-18, Greg Holland 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Guthrie 12-10, Wade Davis 1-0
Batters Faced - Jeremy Guthrie 29, Wade Davis 6, Greg Holland 3
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Will Venable, CF4010110 .195
Everth Cabrera, SS5010010 .254
Seth Smith, LF4020010 .291
Yasmani Grandal, C4111023 .253
Jedd Gyorko, 2B4000013 .158
Chris Denorfia, RF4010000 .297
Kyle Blanks, 1B4000012 .000
Alexi Amarista, 3B4000001 .145
Robbie Erlin, P2000000 .000
   Alex Torres, P0000000 .000
   a-Nick Hundley, PH1000000 .325
   Huston Street, P0000000 .000
   Dale Thayer, P0000000 .000
   Nick Vincent, P0000000 .000
   b-Yonder Alonso, PH1000010 .165
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a-flied out for Torres in the 8th
b-struck out for Vincent in the 11th
Batting
HR - Yasmani Grandal (4, Guthrie)
RBI - Yasmani Grandal (11)
SB - Everth Cabrera (5, 2nd base off Guthrie/Perez)
CS - Will Venable 2 (3, )
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Blanks-Grandal
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PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robbie Erlin 7311451 4.95
Alex Torres 1000010 0.64
Huston Street 1100000 0.64
Dale Thayer 1000010 0.53
Nick Vincent (L,0-1) 1322010 3.14
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HBP - Cain (by Robbie Erlin)
Pitches-Strikes - Robbie Erlin 103-58, Alex Torres 11-7, Huston Street 16-10, Dale Thayer 13-8, Nick Vincent 18-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Robbie Erlin 12-4, Alex Torres 2-0, Dale Thayer 2-0
Batters Faced - Robbie Erlin 29, Alex Torres 3, Huston Street 3, Dale Thayer 3, Nick Vincent 6
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Attendance - 16542
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Paul Schrieber, Third Base - Will Little