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Yankees 6, Royals 3
Zack Greinke allowed four runs on six hits in five-plus innings. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Jose Guillen put the Royals initially ahead in the third with a two-run shot, and three circus catches by Joey Gathright kept the game close. Zack Greinke was effective, but gave up two homers, including the go-ahead blast with no out in the sixth inning, for the loss. Alex Gordon scored on a passed ball in the second.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (24-39)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 6, Kansas City 3   NYY
NY Yankees (32-31)
Won 2
June 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 6 0
NY Yankees
2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 X   6 9 1
Standings thru 6/8/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF3110110.305
Grudzielanek, 2B4010002.293
Teahen, RF4000013.253
Guillen, DH4122011.266
Gordon, 3B4110021.263
Olivo, C4000021.283
Gload, 1B4010001.246
Aviles, M, SS4000012.214
Gathright, CF3000021.242
Totals3436211012 

BATTING
2B: DeJesus (7, Chamberlain).
HR: Guillen (10, 3rd inning off Chamberlain, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Grudzielanek; Guillen 5; Gordon; Gload.
RBI: Guillen 2 (47).
2-out RBI: Guillen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright; Teahen; Gload.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Gathright (Rodriguez at 3rd base).
DP: (Grudzielanek-Aviles, M-Gload).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH5220011.328
Jeter, SS4110012.279
Abreu, RF4223010.289
Rodriguez, 3B2022200.313
Matsui, LF2000212.329
Giambi, 1B4111013.259
  Betemit, 1B0000000.240
Posada, C2000212.301
Cano, 2B4010002.231
Cabrera, CF4000012.274
Totals316966714 

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez (15, Mahay).
3B: Damon (3, Greinke).
HR: Abreu (8, 1st inning off Greinke, 1 on, 1 out), Giambi (14, 6th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 4; Jeter; Abreu 5; Rodriguez 3; Giambi 4; Cano.
RBI: Abreu 3 (42), Giambi (34), Rodriguez 2 (29).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada.
GIDP: Cano.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Giese (1, pickoff).
PB: Posada (1).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (L, 5-4)5.06444623.77
Mahay 1.23221002.67
Gobble 0.10000005.94
Fulchino 1.00001100.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chamberlain 4.15321512.67
Giese (W, 1-1)2.20000301.42
Veras (H, 2)1.01000203.86
Rivera (S, 16)1.00000000.64

Greinke pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Greinke, Giese.
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 104-58, Mahay 36-21, Gobble 8-5, Fulchino 14-8, Chamberlain 78-53, Giese 41-26, Veras 15-11, Rivera 7-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 4-5, Mahay 2-2, Gobble 0-1, Fulchino 2-0, Chamberlain 2-6, Giese 2-4, Veras 0-1, Rivera 2-1.
Batters faced: Greinke 25, Mahay 7, Gobble 1, Fulchino 4, Chamberlain 19, Giese 9, Veras 4, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Mahay 1-0, Gobble 1-0, Giese 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 95 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, L to R.
T: 3:05.
Att: 54,213.

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