C.C., Jeter lead Yankees over Royals
C.C. Sabathia was stellar in his outing in the Yankees (14-12) victory over the Kansas City Royals (8-17) on Friday night. Sabathia who like much of the Yankees starting staff has been inconsistent to start the season put together a solid eight inning performance. C.C. gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out five. Sabathia now holds a 4-0 record. Royals starter Bruce Chen went 6 2/3 gave up six runs on nine hits.
Both teams got on the board in the first inning. In the top half Derek Jeter got things started with a leadoff single which lead to a Mark Teixeira two run home run later in the inning. It was Teixeira’s fourth of the season. In the bottom of the first the Royals answered right back thanks to Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur RBI doubles.
The Yankees would blow the game open in the seventh inning. Robinson Cano led off with a single and after two quick outs the Yankees would rally. Eduardo Nunez tripled scoring Cano, then Chris Stewart singled in Nunez making the score 4-2. Derek Jeter followed that with a two run home run to put the Yankees up 6-2. Jeter now has 5 home runs this year and his hitting .404.
David Robertson made his first appearance since taking on the closer role. He was in usual form sitting the Royals down 1-2-3, striking out the side.
The Yankees take on the Royals again tomorrow. Hiroki Kuroda (2-3 3.69) will start for the Yankees the Royals send Felipe Paulino (0-0 0.00) to the mound. Pregame starts at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.