To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Iron Sheff fuels Bronx romp
Royals can't hold off Yanks
Veteran Reggie Sanders got the Royals off to a good start with a two-run homer in a three-run first inning on Wednesday, but Kansas City's pitchers continued to struggle with their control, walking eight batters, as the Royals dropped their third straight game.
Complete story >  
Yankees 12, Royals 5
Gary Sheffield belts a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning on Wednesday. (Peter Morgan/AP)
Series at a glance:
Yankees break out bats
Gary Sheffield hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs in the Yankees' 13th straight victory over the Royals at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees capitalized on the control trouble of Royals pitchers and pounded out 15 hits en route to their third win in a row.
Complete story >  
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 12, 2006
HOU
SF
PPD
KC
Kansas City (2-5)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 12, Kansas City 5   NYY
NY Yankees (4-4)
Won 3
April 12, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   5 7 1
NY Yankees
3 0 1 2 2 1 3 0 X   12 15 0
Standings thru 4/12/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Costa, CF5110021.250
Grudzielanek, 2B4221001.345
Mientkiewicz, 1B4011002.182
Sanders, RF4112001.333
Stairs, DH2100201.000
Brown, LF3011111.280
Teahen, 3B3000022.167
  a-German, PH-3B1000001.000
Berroa, SS4000001.261
Bako, C3010010.167
  b-Buck, PH1000000.250
Totals345753611 

a-Lined out for Teahen in the 8th. b-Flied out for Bako in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Brown (3, Chacon), Grudzielanek (3, Chacon), Mientkiewicz (2, Chacon).
HR: Sanders (3, 1st inning off Chacon, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Costa; Grudzielanek 3; Mientkiewicz 2; Sanders 4; Brown 2; Bako.
RBI: Sanders 2 (9), Brown (4), Grudzielanek (1), Mientkiewicz (3).
2-out RBI: Sanders 2; Brown.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Teahen; Stairs; German.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Berroa (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Brown (Giambi at home).
DP: 3 (Grudzielanek-Berroa-Mientkiewicz, Brown-Bako, Stemle-Berroa-Mientkiewicz).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4221102.333
Jeter, SS3311204.333
Sheffield, DH5234000.265
Rodriguez, 3B4210102.290
Giambi, 1B4022101.261
  1-Phillips, PR-1B0000000.000
Matsui, LF4110124.375
  Crosby, LF0000000.000
Posada, C4121102.300
Williams, RF5010015.259
Cairo, 2B4121102.250
Totals371215108322 


1-Ran for Giambi in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Giambi 2 (2, Hudson, Stemle).
HR: Sheffield (2, 1st inning off Affeldt, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter; Sheffield 6; Rodriguez; Giambi 4; Matsui; Posada 2; Williams; Cairo 2.
RBI: Sheffield 4 (8), Posada (8), Cairo (1), Damon (3), Giambi 2 (6), Jeter (8).
2-out RBI: Posada; Jeter; Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Williams; Giambi; Matsui 2.
GIDP: Jeter; Cairo.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cairo (1, 2nd base off Hudson/Bako), Rodriguez (1, 2nd base off Affeldt/Bako).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Affeldt (L, 0-1)3.176642114.73
Gobble 0.212210013.50
Hudson 2.25423103.38
Stemle 1.120000013.50
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chacon (W, 1-1)6.07552517.59
Myers 1.00000000.00
Farnsworth 1.00001003.00
Villone 1.00000102.45

Gobble pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
Chacon pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Gobble, Hudson.
IBB: Matsui (by Hudson).
Pitches-strikes: Affeldt 88-47, Gobble 19-9, Hudson 62-36, Stemle 24-14, Chacon 92-56, Myers 11-6, Farnsworth 13-7, Villone 17-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Affeldt 5-3, Gobble 0-2, Hudson 3-4, Stemle 4-0, Chacon 6-7, Myers 1-2, Farnsworth 1-2, Villone 1-1.
Batters faced: Affeldt 21, Gobble 4, Hudson 14, Stemle 6, Chacon 27, Myers 3, Farnsworth 4, Villone 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 2-1, Hudson 2-2, Stemle 2-2, Myers 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Terry Craft. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 62 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 41,432.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.