Royals Win Big

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Yuniesky Betancourt's bases-loaded

double keyed a seven-run, two-out rally in the fifth inning Tuesday

night and carried the Kansas City Royals to a messy 15-7 victory

over the Houston Astros.

Mike Aviles went 4 for 4 with a career-high four RBIs and Billy

Butler and Alberto each had three hits on an oddity-filled night.

In the fourth, the Astros got four hits on just five pitches. In

the third, Royals catcher Jason Kendall was credited with an

unassisted double play. The Royals set a season high for runs and

tied their season high with 20 hits.