NY Yankees 10, Kansas City 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 6, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Manny Gonzalez, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 20434

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 10 12 0
Kansas City 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 9 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 15-13 7-6 8-7 W1
Kansas City 9-18 2-12 7-6 L1

Recap

Yankees 10, Royals 4: Robinson Cano belted a grand slam during a six-run third inning as New York earned a split of the four-game series.

Nick Swisher and Alex Rodriguez also homered for the Yankees, who scored a total of 10 runs over the first three games of the series.

The Royals took an early lead as Billy Butler delivered an RBI double in the first inning. Raul Ibanez answered with a run-scoring base hit in the second before New York exploded for six runs in the third.

Curtis Granderson began the onslaught with an RBI single and Cano made it 6-1 two batters later with his eighth career grand slam off Luke Hochevar (2-3). With one swing of the bat, Cano doubled his RBI total for the season.

Back in the lineup after missing six games with a strained hamstring, Swisher followed with his seventh homer, capping the rally. Rodriguez put the game away with a three-run blast in the eighth.

Phil Hughes (2-4) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the season. The right-hander walked one and struck out seven.

Hochevar was tagged for seven runs in just 2 1/3 frames. He has yielded 16 runs in 6 1/3 innings over his last two starts.

Humberto Quintero homered and Irving Falu recorded two hits in his major-league debut for the Royals, who fell to 2-12 at home.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Granderson's RBI single in the third inning was his 1,000th career hit ... Two of Cano's eight career grand slams have come against Hochevar ... Hochevar has allowed 17 runs over 17 1/3 innings in four career games against New York.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Kansas City
Phil Hughes Player Luke Hochevar
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 2.1
7 Strikeouts 0
6 Hits 7
4.05 ERA 27.00
Hitting
NY Yankees   Kansas City
Derek Jeter Player Irving Falu
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 4
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 12 3 23 .324 16 5 10 6 1 0
Kansas City 9 1 16 .250 11 8 4 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Boston. The Royals have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .294 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Yankees have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .615 after a loss.