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Maxwell, Kottaras Homer in Royals Win

Kansas City gets back to winning ways quickly with 4-3 victory over Mets

(NEW YORK) Justin Maxwell's first home run as a Royal gave his new team a permanent lead Saturday.

Kansas City quickly got back to their winning ways, beating the Mets 4-3 in 12 innings after having their season-high nine-game win streak snapped Friday.

It marked the second night the two had gone to extras.
 
Daniel Murphy struck first with a solo home run in the second off Bruce Chen. In his fourth start this year, the Royals (55-52) LHP struck out eight batters and gave up four hits through six innings.

George Kottaras tied it in the third with his fifth homer of the year. Alex Gordon and Miguel Tejada each drove in a run in the same inning to put Kansas City up 3-1.

Josh Satin knotted the game again in the eight with a two-run single.

Kelvin Herrera (4-5) pitched three innings before Maxwell's go-ahead homer in the 12th. Greg Holland followed for his 29th save.

The Royals send Ervin Santana to the mound Sunday to conclude the series.
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