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Pillar homers in 8th to lift Blue Jays over Royals 6-5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - With Kevin Pillar down in the count 0-2 with two outs in the eighth inning, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez went out to talk to reliever Blaine Boyer.

Whatever they discussed did not work.

Pillar hit a two-run homer on the next pitch to lift the Toronto Blue Jays over the Royals 6-5 on Tuesday night.

"You fall behind, it's the eighth inning," Pillar said. "He probably tells him don't give me anything to hit, but that's the beauty of baseball. You've still got to execute pitches.

 

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