Final
  for this game

Royals hope to continue early pitching success

Apr 9, 2008 - 1:19 PM NY Yankees (4-4) at Kansas City (5-2) 8:10 pm EDT

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) - The Kansas City Royals go for their second straight victory over the New York Yankees when the teams meet on Wednesday.

Kansas City won the first game, 5-2, on Tuesday and has allowed just 18 runs in seven contests.

Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the first game of the series, while Joey Gathright sparked the Royals offense with two hits, two runs and three stolen bases.

Brian Bannister picked up the win, giving up two runs in five innings and the Royals will look to Zack Greinke to continue the early-season pitching success.

Greinke (1-0, 1.29 ERA) gave up one run and six hits in seven innings last Thursday, defeating Detroit 4-1. However, the righthander is just 1-2 with a 8.22 ERA in his career against the Yankees.

New York will be without Derek Jeter (quadriceps) for the remainder of the series and also won't have catcher Jorge Posada (shoulder) available.

The Yankees hope to get a better start from Ian Kennedy (0-1, 23.14), who was rocked in his first outing in 2008.

The young righthander surrendered six runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings against Tampa Bay on Friday.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY YANKEES 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 x 4 8 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYY - BRIAN BRUNEY, BILLY TRABER (3RD), KYLE FARNSWORTH (4TH), IAN
    KENNEDY (6TH) AND JOSE MOLINA
    KAN - ZACK GREINKE, YASUHIKO YABUTA (9TH), JIMMY GOBBLE
    (9TH) AND

    Apr 9 10:55 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY TONY PENA SCORED ROSS GLOAD.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T PENA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    KANSAS CITY 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J GATHRIGHT (.226, 1-FOR-3)

    Yankees 0, Royals 4  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 9 10:05 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ROSS GLOAD SCORED ALEX GORDON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R GLOAD ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    KANSAS CITY 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: J BUCK (.227, 1-FOR-2, HR, RBI)

    Yankees 0, Royals 3  Bot 6, 0 OutsApr 9 9:59 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSE GUILLEN SCORED MARK GRUDZIELANEK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J GUILLEN ON FIRST, M TEAHEN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    KANSAS CITY 2 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: B BUTLER (.419, 1-FOR-2)

    Yankees 0, Royals 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 9 9:44 PM


  • AL
    AT KANSAS CITY - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHN BUCK (1) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF KYLE FARNSWORTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0, KANSAS CITY 1
    DUE UP FOR KANSAS CITY: T PENA (.045, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees 0, Royals 1  Bot 5, 0 OutsApr 9 9:33 PM