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Royals crown Yankees
Mussina loses in return
Mike Mussina had a mixed return to the mound on Tuesday night, lasting five-plus innings in a loss to the Royals. The Yankees lineup sputtered with runners in scoring position, going just 1-for-12. The shutout marked just the third time the Yanks have been blanked all season.
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Royals 5, Yankees 0
Mark Grudzielanek slides in with the Royals' first run of the game on Tuesday night. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
Series at a glance:
Bullpen rebounds in win
Jorge De La Rosa and Todd Wellemeyer combined on an nine-hit shutout as the Royals evened their series with the Yankees. Emil Brown collected two hits, including his 13th homer of the season. De La Rosa was forced to leave after 5 2/3 innings with a blister on his pitching hand.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 05, 2006
NY Yankees (82-55)
Lost 1
Kansas City 5, NY Yankees 0   KC
Kansas City (52-88)
Won 1
September 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 9 2
Kansas City
1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 X   5 9 0
Standings thru 9/5/06  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Royals Stats
Damon, CF5020002.300
Jeter, DH5010035.343
Abreu, RF3000102.302
Rodriguez, 3B4010021.283
Posada, C4010012.278
Cano, 2B2010200.339
Wilson, 1B2000003.259
  a-Giambi, PH-1B1000112.251
Cabrera, LF4020002.285
Green, SS2000011.198
  b-Guiel, PH1010000.232
  Cannizaro, SS0000000.000
  c-Williams, PH1000012.282

a-Struck out for Wilson in the 6th. b-Doubled for Green in the 7th. c-Struck out for Cannizaro in the 9th.

2B: Cabrera (20, De La Rosa), Guiel (5, Wellemeyer).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter; Rodriguez; Posada; Cano; Cabrera 3; Guiel 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Jeter 4; Giambi 2.
GIDP: Abreu; Posada.
Team LOB: 11.

E: Green (4, throw), Abreu (3, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cano-Green-Wilson, Green-Cano-Wilson).

DeJesus, CF4000022.298
Grudzielanek, 2B3121000.291
Teahen, 3B4000012.290
Sweeney, DH4011011.261
  1-Keppinger, PR-DH0000000.000
Brown, LF3221111.292
Shealy, 1B3110112.305
Costa, RF4010003.268
Buck, C4000004.230
Blanco, SS3121002.266

1-Ran for Sweeney in the 8th.

2B: Sweeney (12, Mussina), Blanco (3, Henn).
HR: Brown (13, 6th inning off Mussina, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Grudzielanek 2; Sweeney 2; Brown 5; Shealy; Costa; Blanco 3.
RBI: Sweeney (25), Blanco (6), Brown (71), Grudzielanek (47).
2-out RBI: Sweeney; Blanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Brown; Buck.
SF: Grudzielanek.
GIDP: Blanco; Buck.
Team LOB: 6.

DP: 2 (Grudzielanek-Blanco-Shealy, Blanco-Shealy).

Mussina (L, 13-6)5.08441413.72
Bruney 1.00000101.08
Henn 1.01110009.00
Dotel 1.00001106.75
De La Rosa (W, 4-4)5.26002407.04
Wellemeyer (S, 1)3.13002504.26

Mussina pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

WP: Dotel, Wellemeyer.
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 86-58, Bruney 8-6, Henn 11-9, Dotel 16-11, De La Rosa 96-56, Wellemeyer 55-36.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 7-4, Bruney 1-1, Henn 1-2, Dotel 0-3, De La Rosa 6-7, Wellemeyer 3-2.
Batters faced: Mussina 23, Bruney 3, Henn 4, Dotel 5, De La Rosa 24, Wellemeyer 14.
Inherited runners-scored: Wellemeyer 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Paul Nauert. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, L to R.
T: 3:02.
Att: 25,104.

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