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A-Rod, Wang key sweep
Yankees 6, Royals 3
Chien-Ming Wang walked four but threw only 90 pitches on Sunday. (Charlie Riedel/AP)
 Rodriguez's 52nd home run
 Posada's two-run double
With No. 52 in the first inning, Alex Rodriguez homered in his fifth straight game, tying a personal record and helping Chien-Ming Wang earn his 18th win and keep a tie for the Major League lead with Josh Beckett. Mariano Rivera sealed the Yankees' fifth straight win.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (81-62)
Won 5
NY Yankees 6, Kansas City 3   KC
Kansas City (62-80)
Lost 5
September 9, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0   6 9 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 2
Standings thru 9/9/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Royals Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5010002.258
Cabrera, CF4000122.294
Abreu, RF4100121.287
Rodriguez, 3B5222032.318
Matsui, DH3110110.292
Posada, C3122100.336
Giambi, 1B3000013.243
  Mientkiewicz, 1B0000000.228
Cano, 2B4121001.302
Betemit, SS4011021.229
  Gonzalez, SS0000000.000
Totals3569641112 

BATTING
2B: Betemit (10, Greinke), Posada (37, Bale).
HR: Rodriguez (52, 1st inning off Greinke, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon; Rodriguez 5; Matsui; Posada 3; Cano 2; Betemit 2.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (140), Betemit (46), Posada 2 (84), Cano (80).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi 2; Rodriguez; Cano.
S: Mientkiewicz.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (23, 2nd base off Greinke/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Giambi).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, LF4020002.317
DeJesus, CF3100101.265
Gload, 1B4110011.299
Butler, DH3000122.299
Teahen, RF3100101.285
Gordon, 3B4013010.252
Smith, 2B-SS4010011.202
Buck, C4010011.232
Pena, SS2000010.256
  a-Costa, PH0000100.228
  German, 2B0000000.268
Totals31363479 

a-Walked for Pena in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon (31, Wang).
TB: Gathright 2; Gload; Gordon 2; Smith; Buck.
RBI: Gordon 3 (57).
2-out RBI: Gordon 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Smith; Gathright; Buck.
GIDP: Gload.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gathright (6, 2nd base by Wang/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Teahen (5, fielding), Gathright (3, missed catch).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 18-6)7.05334403.69
Farnsworth (H, 14)1.00000204.25
Rivera (S, 25)1.01000103.02
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke 3.26332113.99
Duckworth (L, 2-5)0.21221004.19
Bale 3.22111704.13
Soria 1.00000302.52

Pitches-strikes: Wang 90-52, Farnsworth 11-8, Rivera 13-9, Greinke 90-51, Duckworth 16-7, Bale 46-34, Soria 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wang 11-5, Farnsworth 1-0, Rivera 2-0, Greinke 4-6, Duckworth 1-1, Bale 2-2, Soria 0-0.
Batters faced: Wang 28, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 4, Greinke 19, Duckworth 4, Bale 14, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Duckworth 1-0, Bale 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Tim McClelland. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Paul Schrieber.
Weather: 69 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, L to R.
T: 2:50.
Att: 24,910.

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