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Rivera victimized
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Royals 3, Yankees 2
Alex Rodriguez takes Luke Hochevar deep for his 528th career home run. (Kathy Willens/AP)
For the second time in three games, Mariano Rivera gave up a ninth-inning homer, and unlike the first time, the Yanks could not come back. Seeking his 10th win, Mike Mussina tossed eight stellar innings, allowing two runs, and Alex Rodriguez belted his 10th home run.
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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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