NY Yankees 8, Kansas City 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 40407

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 17-26 5-17 12-9 L2
NY Yankees 23-21 14-11 9-10 W2

Recap


Yankees 8, Royals 3
: Alex Rodriguez busted out of a 14-game homerless drought with a pair of blasts and Curtis Granderson added another as host New York took the rubber game from Kansas City.

Andy Pettitte continued his comeback with seven-plus strong innings and Mark Teixeira scored twice for the Yankees.

Rodriguez has been the focus of some unflattering attention thanks to his struggles and came into Wednesday with a .404 slugging percentage - his lowest mark since a brief stint with the 1994 Seattle Mariners.

But Rodriguez, followed a walk by Teixeira by snapping a 52 at-bat homerless streak with a shot to left field. He went to left-center in the third, driving a 3-1 offering from Kansas City starter Will Smith just to the left of the batter’s eye.

Smith (0-1), who was making his major-league debut, lasted 3 1/3 innings and was charged with five runs on six hits while walking one and striking out a batter.

Making his third start of the season and 482nd of his career, Pettitte struck out eight and did not walk a batter. The 39-year old allowed seven hits and was charged with two runs, on solo homers by Billy Butler and Mitch Maier.

New York put it away with a three-run rally in the fifth, scoring without the benefit of an RBI hit on a pair of bases-loaded walks and an RBI fielder’s choice.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Yankees captain Derek Jeter went 3-for-5, bringing his career hit total to 3,152 to tie Paul Waner for 15th place on the all-time list. Kansas City legend George Brett is up next at 3,154. … Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 3-for-4 with an RBI, lifting his average to .191. … Kansas City has dropped six of eight and begins a six-game road trip at AL East-leading Baltimore on Friday. … New York heads off on a nine-game road trip starting at Oakland on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   NY Yankees
Will Smith Player Andy Pettitte
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 7.0
1 Strikeouts 8
6 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Kansas City   NY Yankees
Eric Hosmer Player Derek Jeter
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 9 2 17 .257 12 10 3 1 1 1
NY Yankees 8 3 18 .267 17 5 7 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Yankees have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Royals have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .360 after a loss.