Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

Yankees' home runs back Sabathia in 7-1 rout of Royals

OUR PREDICTION: The Yankees are 4-0 in Sabathia's last four road starts versus the Royals and have won five of his last six outings versus Kansas City overall. I love the fountains and feel pretty comfortable here, " Sabathia said. "It's my favorite park". "When you have other pitches it makes the cutter more effective". I'll take the Royals for the victory in this one.

Sabathia has had dominating stretches in a career that includes six All-Star Games, a Cy Young Award and a World Series ring.

"It was a lot better, even getting them to move their feet, " said Sabathia, who was 0-2 with a 9.74 ERA in his four prior outings and had given up 30 hits in 20 ²/₃ innings.

"It's a good lineup", Sabathia said.

"I understand, but I never want to come out of a game during an inning, " said Sabathia, who threw 85 pitches. And Soler was thrown out at second trying to stretch his hit into a double. He struck out five and walked two before leaving with the bases loaded, but Tyler Clippard promptly fanned Whit Merrifield to escape the jam. Clippard won the battle when he recorded a checked-swing strikeout.

The Royals wasted a couple of inning-ending defensive gems.

Mike Moustakas robbed Aaron Judge of extra bases with a phenomenal diving stab of No. 99's hard-hit grounder that was headed down the left-field line. In a split second, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar's liner went right to third baseman Chase Headley, who speared the ball head high and then fell backwards onto the dirt infield at Kaufmann Field.

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But the Yankees didn't have to hit their way through the Royals.

Jason Hammel has struggled as well for the Royals, and he will look to go deeper in tonight's game than he has so far. The Royals were held to one run or fewer for the 13th time, most in the majors.

- Carter was 3-for-4 with a homer and two singles.

Carter stroked a single to left to open the third.

Sanchez drilled an 0-1 pitch from Jason Hammel to center field with nobody out in the third, and Carter pounded a 1-1 pitch to nearly the same place with two down in the fourth.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Matt Holliday also drove in runs against the Royals' bullpen, part of a 13-hit outburst that sent the Yankees to their ninth win in the last 11 meetings with Kansas City.

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