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Homer lifts KC
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Royals 3, Yankees 2
After his two-run homer in the seventh, Miguel Olivo is greeted by Jose Guillen. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Capping his outstanding series at the plate, Jose Guillen, who went 9-for-16 in the four-game set, homered off Mariano Rivera to break a ninth-inning tie and give the Royals a split. Luke Hochevar held the Yanks to two runs over six-plus innings, and Miguel Olivo belted a two-run dinger.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (25-39)
Won 1
Kansas City 3, NY Yankees 2   NYY
NY Yankees (32-32)
Lost 1
June 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1   3 8 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 6/9/08  |  Recap: NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4000001.298
Grudzielanek, 2B4000011.287
Teahen, 1B4000010.249
Guillen, RF4221000.269
Gordon, 3B4010011.263
Olivo, DH4122010.289
Buck, C4010012.252
Aviles, M, SS3020000.294
  Pena, SS0000000.155
Gathright, CF2000002.240
Totals33383057 

BATTING
2B: Guillen (21, Mussina), Aviles, M (3, Mussina).
HR: Olivo (8, 7th inning off Mussina, 1 on, 2 out), Guillen (11, 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Guillen 6; Gordon; Olivo 5; Buck; Aviles, M 3.
RBI: Olivo 2 (25), Guillen (48).
2-out RBI: Olivo 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Grudzielanek; Gathright 2.
S: Gathright.
GIDP: Buck.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Guillen (2, fielding).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF4010011.326
Jeter, SS3000101.276
Abreu, RF4110013.289
Rodriguez, 3B4122011.317
Matsui, DH4000001.323
Giambi, 1B3000110.254
  2-Betemit, PR0000000.240
Cano, 2B4010012.231
Molina, C2000011.217
  a-Posada, PH1010000.311
  1-Moeller, PR-C0000000.254
Cabrera, CF3000013.270
Totals322622713 

a-Singled for Molina in the 8th.
1-Ran for Posada in the 8th. 2-Ran for Giambi in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Abreu (14, Hochevar).
HR: Rodriguez (10, 7th inning off Hochevar, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon; Abreu 2; Rodriguez 5; Cano; Posada.
RBI: Rodriguez 2 (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Molina; Abreu; Cabrera 2.
S: Cabrera.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (11, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Giambi).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar 6.04220414.91
Ramirez 1.21001203.30
Yabuta (W, 1-0)0.10000004.91
Soria (S, 14)1.01001101.61
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina 8.07220313.82
Rivera (L, 2-2)1.01110210.93

Hochevar pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Moeller (by Soria).
Pitches-strikes: Hochevar 87-56, Ramirez 29-16, Yabuta 7-4, Soria 18-10, Mussina 89-65, Rivera 13-12.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hochevar 7-7, Ramirez 2-1, Yabuta 1-0, Soria 1-1, Mussina 12-9, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Hochevar 22, Ramirez 7, Yabuta 1, Soria 6, Mussina 30, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Yabuta 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Tiller. 1B: Ed Montague. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 94 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 53,633.

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