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Pettitte And The Yankees Top Royals, 3-2

When you match-up two blue collar veteran pitchers like James Shields and Andy Pettitte, you know you’re going to get an efficient, well pitched ball game. Fortunately for the Yankees, they were able to come out on top tonight, 3-2.

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In one of the quickest games of the season thus far, Andy Pettitte out-dueled Shields to earn his fourth win of the season. Pettitte gave up two earned runs over seven innings, bouncing back nicely after a pair of rough outings. The only damage Kansas City was able to inflict was an RBI ground out in the third and a Billy Butler solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.

As for the offense, two of the three runs scored by the Bombers came on a 5th inning home run by Vernon Wells. It was Wells’ eighth four-bagger of the season, as he continues to impress in his first season with the club. Chris Nelson scored the other run on a 3rd inning throwing error by Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas. James Shields lasted eight innings before getting the hook, fanning five.

David Robertson retired all three of the batters he faced via the strikeout, and Mariano Rivera worked through the heart of the Royals order for his 14th save of the season.

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