Game 117: Yankees 0, Royals 1

Burnett found himself in trouble again in the second inning.  He started the inning by hitting Mike Aviles with a pitch.  He then walked Mitch Maier, putting two on with no outs.  Brayan Pena grounded into a double play, started by Robinson Cano, but Aviles moved to third.  Yuniesky Betancourt  then lined one to Cano, who made a nice catch to end the inning.

Royals pitcher, Bryan Bullington, had a perfect game going until Cano finally connected with a single in the top of the fifth.  Lance Berkman, however, ending the inning with a double play.  As he tried to beat out the throw to first, Berkman ended up stepping on Bullington’s foot and twisted his ankle.  Berkman was pulled from the game and is listed as day-to-day.

Bullington pitched through the eighth, and the Royals called on Joakim Soria to close out the game.  The Yankees went down in order for the sixth time Sunday afternoon, giving the Royals the 1-0 victory and the series split as the Yankees headed out of town and back to the Bronx.…

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