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Robinson Cano finally hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium, Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
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 at one point went 15 batters without allowing a hit to win for the fifth time in his last six decisions.
The Yankees, who began the day in sole possession of first place in the AL East for the first time this season, scored all their runs off Ervin Santana (3-2) to win their fifth straight game.
David Robertson retired Billy Butler to end the Royals' eighth-inning rally, and Mariano Rivera worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to remain perfect in 15 save opportunities.
Rivera has converted his last 29 chances against the Royals dating to Aug. 18, 1998, his longest active streak against any team. His only other...
BEST OF MAXIM
Republican or Democrat, Vegan or Carnivore, Peanut Butter or Jelly - whatever your inclination - tonight, let us unite as obnoxious Yankee fans in one mighty chorus: Altogether, everybody:"VERNON WELLS IS OUR LEFT-FIELDER, AND HE IS BATTING THIRD."Note: This will not change when a certain Man of Grandeur emerges from the fracking ponds of Pennsylvania. This will not change...
Cano hit the first of back-to-back home runs in the Mother’s day win and sweep of the Royals today. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 4 — Kansas City Royals 2
A pair of home runs in the third send Yankees to Cleveland with a sweep after today’s 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
The Royals got to Kuroda early in the first inning with some productive...
Vernon Wells contributed to many of the Yankees wins this week by hitting .360 on the week, with 3 HRs, and 7 RBIs.
In my mind, this is an absolute no-brainer. The Yankees player of the week from May 6 through May 12 is 1st year Yankee Vernon Wells.In my mind, Wells might have had one of the best weeks of anyone this season. He hit .360 on the week, with 3 HRs, and 7 RBIs. starting...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Robinson Cano finally hit a home run at Kauffman Stadium, Vernon Wells went deep for the second straight game and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Sunday to wrap up a three-game sweep.
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...
Vernon Wells (12) hit the go-ahead two-run home run in tonight’s win bringing home Chris Stewart (19). (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 3 — Kansas City Royals 2
Vernon Wells would regain the Yankees lead in tonight’s 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
The way tonight’s game was going, it seemed starter Andy Pettitte was much more effective than his...
The Cleveland Indians saw plenty of Robinson Cano last month, and now they will have to try to find a way to slow down the New York Yankees' superstar in a doubleheader.
Cano put on a prodigious display at the plate earlier this year against the surging Indians heading into Monday's makeup doubleheader in Cleveland.
New York (23-13) enters on a season-high five-game win...
Edwin Encarnacion goes upper deck.
Giancarlo Stanton hit ball far
I never saw this Mark Trumbo homer land, so I’ll assume it’s still going.
Russell Martin (really?) absolutely bombed this one.
I don’t remember hearing of raw power like this from either Pedro Alvarez or Anthony Rizzo when they were prospects.
Robinson Cano probably has the best home run pimp...
After notching his 500th career win last night as a manager, Joe Girardi and the Yankees look to take game two of a three game set against the Royals tonight. Andy Pettitte, who has cooled off since his hot start, gets the ball for New York against former Ray James Shields. Look for Robinson Cano to have a good game, as he has absolutely owned Shields throughout his career. In 75...
This season continues to be a series of pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees. Well, maybe not for the team, but for fans and the media. The surprises are worth looking at one by one. First, the numbers:Going into today's action the Yankees are 23-13, in first place in the AL East. That's 10 games over .500. They are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. They...
The first place Yankees begin a three game series tonight in Kansas City against the Royals. Kauffman Stadium hasn’t been too kind to the Yanks recently, as it’s the site of Mariano Rivera’s torn ACL just over a year ago, and Robinson Cano’s unpleasant experience during the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break last season. Phil Hughes takes to the mound to continue his...
The following countdown details seven hitters some stars, some unsung who are excellent candidates for sizable fantasy numbers during Week 7 (May 13-19):
1. 3B Evan Lonogria, Rays
In the last seven days, Longoria has notched three homers, 11 RBI, eight runs, 13 hits, a .464 batting average and 1.496 OPS.
Longoria leads the Rays in homers (nine), RBI (26), runs (28), hits ...
Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer then made a long running catch that preserved a 3-2 victory for Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Pettitte (4-2) showed off his mastery of the Royals once more, allowing a run-scoring groundout by Lorenzo Cain and a solo homer by Billy Butler in seven stellar innings. The 40-year-old left...
We are?Who do you mean?No, they're in second.I don't get it.They're in fourth. Since whatshisname got hurt, they've had a rough time.Wait a minute, wait a minute... when you say, we, I don't understand. Who do you mean?Like I said, they're in second.But who's in first?We are.But who are you referring to?They're in third.Wait a minute, wait a minute...
Curtis Granderson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The first of the New York Yankees walking wounded super stars, OF Curtis Granderson returns tonight in the Bronx vs. the Seattle Mariners.
So far this season, the outfield has been occupied with Vernon Wells in left; Brett Gardner in center; and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
That means someone has to go to make room for the Grandy-man.