With the Red Sox off on Monday, the Yankees started their road trip looking to get back into first place in the AL East. The Bombers offense did its job and Russell Martin gunned down three Royals’ runners trying to steal, as the Yankees beat Kansas City 7-4.
New York drew first blood in the top of the second. Nick Swisher got things rolling with a single to center. Jorge Posada worked a walk and Brett Gardner singled in the first run of the game with a two-out grounder to center. Derek Jeter lined a hit to center plating Posada to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. They had a chance to make it bigger, when the Bombers loaded the bases with a walk to Granderson, but when a pitch got passed the Royals’ catcher, Salvador Perez, Gardner tried to score. Instead, Perez dove across the plate and was able to just tag out the Yankees’ speedy outfielder to end the inning and the threat.
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