Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/7/12
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Right-hander Luke Hochevar was the winning pitcher April 25 when the Kansas City Royals won at Cleveland to snap a 12-game losing streak. In two May starts since then, Hochevar is 0-2, allowing 16 runs, all earned, on 19 hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings. The Yankees knocked out Hochevar on Sunday with a six-run third inning, which was highlighted by a Robinson Cano grand slam, en route to a 10-4 thrashing of the Royals. "When you give up a grand slam, that's not what you want," Hochevar said. "But then again I need to get back to square one and figure it out and get things going and start helping this club and not be putting us in a hole early in the game. I've just got to bear down and find out whether I'm falling into patterns or whatever it is." Hochevar, the first player picked in the 2006 draft, has lost some confidence. "Obviously, this is not where I want to be, putting the team in a hole and not giving us a chance to win," he said. "I need to get back to helping ...
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