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Cain homers, Royals hang on in 9th to beat Brewers 8-5

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer, and normally lights-out reliever Greg Holland struggled in the ninth before the Kansas City Royals held off the Milwaukee Brewers for an 8-5 win Monday night.

The Royals won in manager Ned Yost's first regular season game back in Milwaukee since being fired by the Brewers late in the 2008 campaign.

But the victory was more difficult than expected after the Royals entered the bottom of the ninth with an 8-2 lead.

Milwaukee got three runs with nobody out off Holland, the closer pitching in a non-save situation. Jonathan Lucroy's second double of the night made it 8-5 to chase Holland from the game.

Holland's ERA ballooned from 1.76 to 3.52 after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk.

Wade Davis retired the next three hitters for his eighth save.

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