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The ball rolled several feet to his right and when pitcher Craig Stammen was late to cover the bag, the slow-running Butler pulled into first with an infield single. "The pitchers supposed to get over there," Butler said. "They had to know I dont run very well. But all I could do was run, and I beat him after he didnt get off to a good start at first." Stammen then walked Mike Moustakas on fourth pitches and Salvador Perez hit a hard grounder to shortstop Ian Desmond. He bobbled the ball momentarily and his throw to third was late, allowing Hosmer to cross the plate on an infield single and making it possible for Royals manager Ned Yost to take a deep breath. "It seems like when youre going through those (losing) streaks, every decision you make doesnt work," Yost said. "Do I pinch run? (for Butler) Do I not pinch run? My heart kind of sunk there for a minute thinking as soon as it was hit and I see him going to third. But he ends up making it." David Loughs RBI single brought in the sixth run as the Nationals saw the end of a five-game road winning streak. Nationals manager Davey Johnson thought Butler should have been out at first, sending the teams into the ninth tied 4-4. "(LaRoche) bobbled the ball and then still had time to walk to first," Johnson said. "We should have got him out. With a ball hit right at him you can usually go to first." Kelvin Herrera (5-6) pitched 1 1-3 innings of relief for only the Royals third victory in 13 games. Stammen (7-6) took the loss and was part of a shaky defence. Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 35th save in 37 opportunities, giving up two singles but striking out the side. Stammen went one inning, gave up three hits and two earned runs. Butler was not about to say the Royals were due a few good breaks. "This game never owes you anything. You cant be looking for breaks," he said. "You can just play the game hard and hope the ball falls on your side." Royals starter Ervin Santana was handed a 4-0 lead after the first inning but gave up three home runs, including Bryce Harpers two-run shot with two out in the seventh that tied it 4-all. Santana had a 4-1 lead and two out in the seventh when Denard Spans third hit of the day went for his third home run of the year. Ryan Zimmerman followed with a single, bringing a visit to the mound by Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland. Harper then hit Santanas next pitch over the fence in left-centre, bringing Herrera in from the bullpen. Washington starter Dan Haren entered the game 4-0 in six career starts in Kauffman Stadium and had never allowed more than two earned runs in K.C. But that quickly changed. On Harens third pitch, Alex Gordon hit the 11th leadoff home run of his career. After Emilio Bonifacio walked, Hosmer hit an RBI single. Hosmer was out trying to steal, then Moustakas singled and Perez homered for a 4-0 lead against Haren, who had been 4-2 since coming back from the DL on July 8. Haren was in danger again in the second and was saved by a standout double play started by LaRoche, who dove to his right to grab a line drive off Gordons bat. From his knees, LaRoche threw to second base to double off Alcides Escobar. After that, Haren allowed only two singles while going seven innings. He was charged with four runs and eight hits. In the Nationals fourth, Desmond homered for the second time in two games. The ball bounced off the facade of the Royals hall of fame behind left field and was estimated at 431 feet. Span drilled a ball off Santanas right hip with one out in the third, the ball bounding all the way into foul territory behind third base while Anthony Rendon went from second to third. But after testing the leg and visiting with the Royals trainer on the mound, Santana stayed in to strike out Zimmerman and retire Harper on a shallow fly. Santana was charged with four runs and 11 hits in 6 2-3 innings, with seven strikeouts and no walks. NOTES: Jayson Werth was back in the Nationals lineup at DH after sitting out one game with an infection in his right foot. ... Royals had a fifth straight losing season in interleague competition. ... The Royals face Tampa Bay on Monday to make up a game that was snowed out in May. ... The Nationals finished a 10-game trip to Chicago, Atlanta and Kansas City 6-4. [url=http://www.byzsayfa.com/nike-zoom-pegasus-33-men-s-black-white.html]Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Mens Black/White[/url] . Mark Teahen scored the go-ahead run in the home seventh on an error by Scott Sizemore, who had knotted the game with a solo homer in the previous half- inning. Paul Konerko then hit an RBI single which proved to be the winning run. 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Those moves were made for insurance in case Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon is suspended by the league for failing another drug test for marijuana. Gordon was suspended for the first two games last season, but led the league with 1,646 yards receiving. Last week, Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he believed Little could improve. "The young mans talented," Farmer said during the NFL draft. "The question mark would then fall onto can he be consistent and do the things that he has physically demonstrated he can do at times. If he continues to do those things and add a level of consistency, the difference between being good and great is consistency. "When a guy shows you he can do anything, he shows you he can jump up and make the one-handed catch, he shows you he can break a tackle, the question then is can he repeatedly do that over and over again. Thats the difference between being average or marginal and good or great." Littles departure ends a sometimes turbulent three-year run for him in Cleveland. The Browns drafted Little, a former running back at North Carolina, in the second round in 2011. And while he produced he led the team in receptions in 2011 and 2012 the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Little let too many passes slip from his hands and he had his share of other non-football issues. [url=http://www.byzsayfa.com/nike-zoom-all-out-low-men-s-women-s-grey-white.html]Nike Zoom All Out Low Mens/Womens Grey+White[/url]. Last season, Little vowed to act more responsibly after it was revealed that he crashed his car driving 127 mph more than 70 mph over the legal speed limit. He called his actions "mindless." Little was cited for drag racing and he expressed remorse for putting his life, and the life of a passenger in his expensive car, in danger. Little was reprimanded by then-coach Rob Chudzinski, who did not reveal his punishment. Little joined the Browns with a history of questionable decision-making. He was issued 93 parking tickets on multiple vehicles with nine different license plates while he was at North Carolina. In November, the school sent a letter of "permanent disassociation" to Little and other former Tar Heels football players for his role in the program receiving NCAA violations that led to criminal charges against five people for violating the states sports agent law. Little and others were suspended in 2010 for accepting improper benefits, including cash and travel accommodations. Little acknowledged his actions distressed others. "Theres a lot of people that Ive hurt," he said, "and I think a lot of the blame should be put on me much less than attacking other people." Little was typically candid when speaking to the media and he seemed to be maturing as a person and player. In 41 starts over three seasons with the Browns, Little caught 155 passes for 1,821 yards and eight touchdowns. 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