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Yankees 5, Royals 1
Randy Johnson allowed one run in eight innings on Friday night. (Gregory Bull/AP)
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Bernie Williams smacked a pair of home runs and drove in four of the Yankees' five runs in the game as New York took the series opener. Alex Rodriguez added a solo shot and Randy Johnson earned win No. 12.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 26, 2005
KC
Kansas City (42-84)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 5, Kansas City 1   NYY
NY Yankees (71-56)
Won 2
August 26, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 X   5 8 0
Standings through 8/26/05  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4000011.290
Ambres, LF4000010.273
Sweeney, 1B4120000.299
Brown, DH4020001.283
Berroa, SS4011023.260
Teahen, 3B4000003.232
Buck, C3010011.223
Guiel, RF3000011.000
McEwing, 2B3000011.241
Totals331610711 

BATTING
2B: Sweeney (31, Johnson).
3B: Brown (4, Johnson).
TB: Sweeney 3; Brown 4; Berroa; Buck.
RBI: Berroa (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Berroa; Buck; Teahen.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Berroa-McEwing-Sweeney 2, Teahen-McEwing-Sweeney).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4020000.312
Matsui, LF4000002.301
Sheffield, RF3110001.294
Rodriguez, A, 3B3111012.316
Giambi, DH1100301.268
Williams, CF4234003.257
Crosby, CF0000000.214
Martinez, 1B4010002.243
Flaherty, C3000003.167
Cano, 2B3000010.273
Totals295853214 

BATTING
2B: Jeter (21, Wood), Sheffield (25, Wood).
HR: Rodriguez, A (38, 6th inning off Wood, 0 on, 1 out), Williams 2 (12, 6th inning off Wood, 1 on, 1 out; 8th inning off Bayliss, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter 3; Sheffield 2; Rodriguez, A 4; Williams 9; Martinez.
RBI: Rodriguez, A (102), Williams 4 (56).
2-out RBI: Williams 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams 2; Rodriguez, A.
GIDP: Matsui; Flaherty 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sheffield (10, 2nd base off Bayliss/Buck).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wood (L, 4-5)6.07333024.12
Bayliss 2.01220215.06
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson (W, 12-8)8.04110604.20
Rivera 1.02000101.47

HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Wood), Sheffield (by Bayliss).
Pitches-strikes: Wood 88-51, Bayliss 35-23, Johnson 104-78, Rivera 22-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wood 12-6, Bayliss 0-4, Johnson 5-13, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Wood 26, Bayliss 8, Johnson 28, Rivera 5.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Mike DiMuro. 3B: Brian Gorman.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:24.
Att: 53,922.

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