NY Yankees 4, Kansas City 2

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Mark Wegner,
Attendance - 29515

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 23-13 12-7 11-6 W5
Kansas City 18-16 10-8 8-8 L3

Recap


Yankees 4, Royals 2: Robinson Cano homered and Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game as visiting New York completed a three-game sweep of Kansas City.

Hiroki Kuroda (5-2) allowed only a sacrifice fly by the Royals' Alex Gordon and an RBI groundout by Alcides Esocbar over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander went 15 batters without allowing a hit at one point to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions and Mariano Rivera worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 15th save.

Ervin Santana (3-2), who allowed all four runs and eight of the Yankees’ nine hits over 6 1/3 innings, fell to 0-6 in his last nine starts against New York.

Trailing 1-0 in the third, New York pulled ahead when Chris Stewart singled and Cano pounded the first pitch he saw over the bullpen in right field – his sixth career homer off Santana. Wells followed with a solo shot and added an RBI single down the third-base line in the fifth inning.

The early offense was more than enough support for Kuroda, who came into the game 0-2 with a 4.66 ERA in his career against the Royals. The right-hander yielded six hits and a walk and didn't allow a hit between Jarrod Dyson's leadoff double and a single by Jeff Francoeur with two outs in the sixth inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City was swept for the first time this season. … Cano’s six homers off Santana are two more than he has against any other pitcher. …  Rivera has converted his last 29 chances against the Royals dating to Aug. 18, 1998 – his longest active streak against any team.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Kansas City
Hiroki Kuroda Player Ervin Santana
Win W/L Loss
7.2 IP 6.1
1 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 8
2.35 ERA 5.68
Hitting
NY Yankees   Kansas City
Vernon Wells Player Alex Gordon
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 2 17 .257 10 8 4 0 1 0
Kansas City 7 0 10 .226 10 1 2 1 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Royals have a W/L % of .526 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Yankees have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .692 after a loss.