Kansas City 6, NY Yankees 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 39229

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 17-24 5-17 12-7 W1
NY Yankees 21-21 12-11 9-10 L3

Recap

Royals 6, Yankees 0: Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francouer belted two-run home runs to back 6 2/3 scoreless innings from Felipe Paulino as visiting Kansas City handed New York its third straight loss.

Paulino (2-1) held the skidding Yankees without a run for the second time in 17 days, allowed six hits while striking out eight and walking two. He blanked New York on four hits over six innings on May 5.

The Yankees have scored a total of 15 runs in losing for the sixth time in seven games. They continued to flail away with runners in scoring position, going 0-for-13 Monday to extend a woeful stretch to 6-for-72.

Moustakas staked Paulino to a 2-0 lead with a two-out homer in the first inning off Hiroki Kuroda, his third blast in the last seven games. Eric Hosmer's RBI double in the third made it 3-0.

Kuroda (3-6) lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked three in losing his second straight start.

The Yankees had a glittering opportunity in the bottom of the third, loading the bases with no outs and the heart of the order coming up, but Paulino fanned Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez before retiring Raul Ibanez on a long fly ball to left-center.

Francouer extended the lead with another two-out homer in the seventh, greeting reliever Freddy Garcia with a deep shot to left-center for his second of the year.

GAME NOTEBOOK: New York fell to 21-21 and dropped into a tie with Boston for last place in the AL East. ... Rodriguez's double in the sixth inning was the 500th of his career. ... Moustakas extended his hitting streak to four games and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games. ... Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira was back in the lineup for the first time since Thursday. Teixeira, who has been dealing with a bronchial issue, was dropped to seventh in the batting order. ... Royals 2B Chris Getz exited the game in the bottom of the fifth with a contusion of the left rib. ... Kuroda has given up 10 homers, tying him with Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova for the most on the team.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   NY Yankees
Felipe Paulino Player Hiroki Kuroda
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 5.1
8 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 5.06
Hitting
Kansas City   NY Yankees
Billy Butler Player Russell Martin
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 2 21 .316 22 5 5 5 1 0
NY Yankees 7 0 11 .206 21 11 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Yankees have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .550 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Royals have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .375 after a loss.