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Game 36: Yankees at Royals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (22-13)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Nelson 3B
Chris Stewart C

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-2, 2.30)
Kuroda vs. Royals

ROYALS (18-15)
Jarrod Dyson CF
Alcides Escobar SS
Alex Gordon LF
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Salvador Perez C
Mike Moustakas 3B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Elliott Johnson 2B

RHP Ervin Santana (3-1, 2.36)
Santana vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 2:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Beautiful day here in Kansas City, with temperatures in the low 60s.

UMPIRES: HP Laz Diaz, 1B Tim Timmons, 2B Mike Winters, 3B Mark Wegner

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN: Yogi Berra is celebrating his 88th birthday today. He was born in St. Louis on May 12, 1925 and became a three-time MVP with 10 World Series championships.

BROOMS, ANYONE? Today, the Yankees will look to complete their third series sweep of the season, and first of three games (rain-shortened two-game sweep at Cleveland and four-game sweep at home against Toronto). It would be the Yankees first sweep against the Royals since 2007.

CALL YOUR MOM: Since 1914, when Mother’s Day was first recognized nationally, the Yankees have combined to go 57-47-2 on the holiday. They are playing on the road on Mother’s Day for the fifth time in the last seven games and are playing the Royals on Mother’s Day for the first time since 1997 (a 3-2 win at the original Yankee Stadium).

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Leadoff double. Sac bunt. Sac fly. Royals up 1-0.

UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: There’s Cano’s 10th homer of the year, a two-run shot that looked remarkably effortless but went a long way.

UPDATE, 2:46 p.m.: Wells follows with a homer of his own. It’s now 3-1. But seriously, folks, this team will never hit enough home runs this season.

UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: Yankees are up 4-1 and Kuroda’s thrown only 59 pitches heading into the bottom of the sixth. This is good news with tomorrow’s doubleheader looming.




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