Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/6/12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Alex Gordon went 4-for-5, Billy Butler drove in three runs and Felipe Paulino pitched six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 Saturday night. Gordon’s four hits matched his career high, accomplished seven other times. Butler stroked a two-run double in the first and doubled home Gordon in the fifth. Gordon’s double in the two-run sixth scored Alcides Escobar. Paulino (1-0) gave up four hits, walked two and struck out six to earn the victory. The Yankees, who have lost four of five, avoided being shut out for the fourth time when Russell Martin homered off Jose Mijares in the seventh. Martin had three of the Yankees hits. Paulino, who was making his first start of the season after missing much of April on the disabled list with a strained right forearm, retired the first 11 Yankees he faced before walking Alex Rodriguez on a full count in the fourth inning. Paulino’s no-hitter ended abruptly with one out in the fi...
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