Designated hitter Billy Butler attained a goal Saturday night by reaching 100 RBIs for the first time in his career.

"Obviously, when it's the first time for you, it's big," he said. "It's a great goal. Being in the middle of the lineup, and being counted on to be a run-producer, that's a big goal."

Butler reached 100 with an RBI single in the first inning of a 5-3 victory over the Indians. He is the first Royals player to register triple figures since Carlos Beltran finished the 2003 season with exactly 100.

"I said last year that Billy was a 30 (-homer), 100-RBI guy," manager Ned Yost said. "I just think Billy is capable of being a huge run-producer in the American League. I think he's a guy who is capable of having 120 or 130 RBIs every year."