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Swept in a New York minute
Too much Big Unit for KC
The Royals fell behind early against old nemesis Randy Johnson and could never catch up as they dropped the series finale to the Yankees. KC has lost 14 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium. Denny Bautista struck out seven batters and walked one.
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Yankees 9, Royals 3
Alex Rodriguez and Jason Giambi celebrate Giambi's two-run home run on Thursday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Series at a glance:
Offense rolls in Yanks' win
Slugger Gary Sheffield homered in the first inning and Johnny Damon drove in four runs as the Bronx Bombers won their fourth straight game. Randy Johnson dominated the KC lineup, striking out five batters in five innings and allowing just four hits and one run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 13, 2006
KC
Kansas City (2-6)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 9, Kansas City 3   NYY
NY Yankees (5-4)
Won 4
April 13, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1   3 10 0
NY Yankees
1 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 X   9 12 0
Standings thru 4/13/06  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Graffanino, DH5111015.200
Grudzielanek, 2B4010010.333
Brown, LF4000011.241
Sanders, RF4000020.290
Berroa, SS4010010.259
Buck, C3100101.211
Mientkiewicz, 1B4130000.269
German, 3B4031002.500
Costa, CF4011015.250
Totals3631031714 

BATTING
2B: German (1, Villone).
HR: Graffanino (1, 8th inning off Sturtze, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Graffanino 4; Grudzielanek; Berroa; Mientkiewicz 3; German 4; Costa.
RBI: Costa (3), Graffanino (1), German (1).
2-out RBI: Costa.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Graffanino 4; Costa.
GIDP: Brown.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Bautista (Rodriguez at 1st base).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4114021.324
Jeter, SS5010011.314
Sheffield, RF5111011.256
Rodriguez, 3B3110120.294
Giambi, 1B3222010.308
Phillips, 1B0000000.000
Matsui, LF3110121.371
Crosby, LF0000000.000
Williams, DH4231000.323
Cano, 2B4011003.273
Stinnett, C2110112.200
Totals3391293109 

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (1, Gobble).
HR: Sheffield (3, 1st inning off Bautista, 0 on, 2 out), Giambi (2, 8th inning off Gobble, 1 on, 0 out), Damon (1, 8th inning off Gobble, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 4; Jeter; Sheffield 4; Rodriguez 2; Giambi 5; Matsui; Williams 3; Cano; Stinnett.
RBI: Sheffield (9), Williams (4), Cano (4), Damon 4 (7), Giambi 2 (8).
2-out RBI: Sheffield; Damon 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jeter; Stinnett.
S: Stinnett.
SF: Damon.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rodriguez (1, 2nd base by Bautista/Buck).
PO: Rodriguez (1st base by Bautista).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Giambi).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bautista (L, 0-1)5.06441714.09
Sisco 1.010012015.75
Stemle 1.00000009.82
Gobble 1.055511224.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson (W, 2-1)5.04110502.25
Proctor (H, 1)1.12000002.45
Myers (H, 1)0.21000100.00
Sturtze (H, 1)1.01110118.10
Villone 1.02111003.86

HBP: Giambi (by Bautista).
Pitches-strikes: Bautista 90-54, Sisco 23-13, Stemle 10-6, Gobble 39-23, Johnson 87-60, Proctor 13-9, Myers 15-11, Sturtze 20-11, Villone 25-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bautista 1-6, Sisco 1-0, Stemle 2-1, Gobble 1-1, Johnson 3-7, Proctor 3-1, Myers 0-1, Sturtze 2-0, Villone 1-2.
Batters faced: Bautista 22, Sisco 5, Stemle 3, Gobble 9, Johnson 19, Proctor 5, Myers 3, Sturtze 4, Villone 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Myers 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Terry Craft. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 58,190.

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