Game 157: Royals 2, Yankees 8

Bronx Cheers:
Miranda: Juan Miranda, playing first base, went 0-4 with two Ks and leaving three on base.

Hinske: Eric Hinske went 1-4 and left four on base, though he did pick up a RBI.

Curtain Calls:
Gaudin: Chad Gaudin made a good case for putting him on the postseason roster. He’s been looking consistent lately, and picked up the win on Monday. He went 6.2 innings giving up just four hits and two runs while walking two and striking out five.

Pena: The youngster got his first major league homerun and went 2-4, scoring twice and picking up two RBIs.

Posada: Jorge, in at cleanup, went 2-2 with a run scored. He also walked twice.

Cano: Robbie went 2-4, scoring twice and picking up four RBIs as he knocked a grand slam into the stands.

In the On Deck Circle:
AJ Burnett (12-9, 4.19) has put together a couple solid outings and hopes to continue that trend as the Yankees take on Anthony Lerew (0-1, 3.86) and Kansas City. AJ struck out eleven Angels in his last outing, limiting them to two runs as the Yankees picked up the victory. Lerew made his first start for the Royals against the Red Sox Thursday, giving up only two earned runs in 4.2 innings. First pitch is at 7:05pm.

Tamar has written for IIATMS since July 2009, having started off writing game recaps before shifting to the minor leagues. Born in Connecticut and having lived all over the country and in South Korea, Tamar now finds herself "temporarily misplaced" in New Hampshire. Please send help.