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No sweep
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Royals 6, Yankees 4
Brett Gardner scored in the first inning on a wild pitch. (G. Newman Lowrance/Getty)
A strong Joba Chamberlain start turned to a gloomy day at the ballpark, as the Yankees' bullpen could not maintain a one-run lead vs. the Royals in the eighth, denying the Bombers of a chance at a sweep and their fourth straight victory.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (3-3)
Lost 1
Kansas City 6, NY Yankees 4   KC
Kansas City (3-3)
Won 1
April 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0   4 6 1
Kansas City
0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 X   6 7 1
Standings thru 4/12/09  |  Recap: NYY | KC  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Royals stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gardner, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .238
Jeter, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .231
Swisher, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .471
Matsui, DH 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .143
Nady, RF 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .286
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 1 .409
Cabrera, Me, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Ransom, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 .050
Molina, J, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Totals 31 4 6 2 2 9 8  

BATTING
2B: Nady (3, Meche).
TB: Cano; Matsui; Gardner, B; Swisher; Molina, J; Nady 2.
RBI: Nady (2), Cano (4).
GIDP: Cabrera, Me 2, Gardner, B.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gardner, B (2, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).

FIELDING
E: Swisher (1, fielding).

 
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Crisp, CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .217
Aviles, SS-3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .190
DeJesus, LF 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .174
Teahen, 3B-1B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .300
Jacobs, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 .176
  a-Butler, B, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .059
  1-Pena, T, PR-SS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pena, B, DH 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .200
Callaspo, 2B 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 .308
Buck, C 4 1 3 3 0 1 0 .500
Bloomquist, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .100
Totals 32 6 7 5 2 7 11  

a-Walked for Jacobs in the 8th.
1-Ran for Butler, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (2, Chamberlain), Pena, B (1, Coke), Buck (1, Coke).
3B: Crisp (1, Chamberlain).
HR: Buck (1, 3rd inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Teahen 2; Callaspo; Crisp 3; Pena, B 2; Buck 7.
RBI: Buck 3 (3), Pena, B (1), Callaspo (1).
2-out RBI: Buck 2; Pena, B; Callaspo.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Aviles; Bloomquist 2; Jacobs 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Jacobs (1, fielding).
DP: 3 (Aviles-Callaspo-Jacobs 2, Aviles-Jacobs).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 6.0 4 3 1 1 5 1 1.50
Bruney (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.40
Marte (H, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Veras 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 5.40
Coke (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 3 2 2 0 1 0 13.50
 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche 7.0 6 4 4 2 6 0 3.21
Cruz, J (W, 1-0) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Soria (S, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.00

Veras pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Chamberlain , Meche .
WP: Meche.
HBP: Teahen (by Chamberlain), DeJesus (by Chamberlain).
Pitches-strikes: Chamberlain 88-56, Bruney 14-9, Marte 11-8, Veras 5-1, Coke 13-8, Meche 100-60, Cruz, J 16-10, Soria 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chamberlain 5-7, Bruney 2-0, Marte 0-2, Veras 0-0, Coke 0-0, Meche 9-1, Cruz, J 0-3, Soria 0-0.
Batters faced: Chamberlain 26, Bruney 3, Marte 2, Veras 1, Coke 4, Meche 27, Cruz, J 3, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Coke 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 48 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
T: 2:45.
Att: 17,473.
Venue: Kauffman Stadium.
April 12, 2009
April 12, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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