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Milestone reached in rout
Yankees 16, Royals 8
Hugs and high-fives greet A-Rod after his homer in the first frame. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
 A-Rod's 500th homer
 A-Rod addresses the media
 A-Rod chats with WCBS-AM
 Agent Scott Boras on A-Rod's 500th
Alex Rodriguez wasted little time Saturday, belting a three-run homer in the first inning for his 500th career dinger. A-Rod was one of six Yankees with at least three hits, including red-hot Robinson Cano, who was a homer shy of the cycle.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (48-61)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 16, Kansas City 8   NYY
NY Yankees (60-50)
Won 2
August 4, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 1   8 13 0
NY Yankees
4 0 1 1 1 4 5 0 X   16 21 1
Standings thru 8/4/07  |  Gameday  |  Royals Stats  |  Yankees Stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4223011.286
  a-German, PH-LF1000011.280
Grudzielanek, 2B4110011.308
  Smith, 2B1000000.224
Teahen, RF4231100.282
Butler, DH4121103.301
Gload, 1B4033011.291
Gordon, 3B5000036.240
Pena, SS5000043.280
Gathright, LF-CF3220110.321
LaRue, C4000013.157
Totals39813831319 

a-Struck out for DeJesus in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gathright (6, Hughes), Teahen (21, Hughes), Butler (11, Hughes), Gload (14, Myers).
HR: DeJesus (6, 5th inning off Hughes, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 5; Grudzielanek; Teahen 4; Butler 3; Gload 4; Gathright 3.
RBI: DeJesus 3 (47), Teahen (46), Butler (31), Gload 3 (34).
2-out RBI: Teahen; Butler; Gload.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler; Gordon 2; Pena.
SF: Gload.
GIDP: Gordon.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Teahen (10, 2nd base off Farnsworth/Posada).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Teahen (Cano at home).
DP: (Teahen-LaRue).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH6000033.251
Jeter, SS5230001.330
  Cairo, SS1000000.252
Abreu, RF5432101.282
Rodriguez, 3B4333100.301
  Duncan, 1B1000000.310
Matsui, LF4232100.293
Posada, C3200215.340
  Molina, C0000000.222
Cano, 2B5243002.311
Betemit, 1B4133011.247
  Phillips, 1B-3B1011000.307
Cabrera, CF5012005.291
Totals441621165518 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (22, Davies), Cano (32, Peralta), Cabrera (17, Riske), Jeter (28, Greinke), Phillips (6, Gobble).
3B: Cano (6, Davies).
HR: Rodriguez (36, 1st inning off Davies, 2 on, 1 out), Abreu (11, 6th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter 4; Abreu 6; Rodriguez 6; Matsui 4; Cano 7; Betemit 3; Phillips 2; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Rodriguez 3 (108), Cano 3 (63), Betemit 3 (32), Matsui 2 (76), Cabrera 2 (46), Abreu 2 (68), Phillips (19).
2-out RBI: Cano; Betemit 3; Matsui; Cabrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Betemit; Cabrera; Posada; Damon 2.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez (13, 2nd base off Davies/LaRue).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (8, throw).
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Betemit).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Davies 3.06553216.07
Bale (L, 0-1)1.25220103.38
Peralta 1.02331013.76
Riske 0.12110102.39
Greinke 0.04551004.78
Gobble 1.02000103.16
Soria 1.00000002.33
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes 4.27662515.87
Myers (W, 3-0)0.11000102.50
Bruney (H, 6)1.00000303.24
Farnsworth 1.01111104.87
Vizcaino 1.01000303.95
Villone 1.03110003.10

Greinke pitched to 5 batters in the 7th.

WP: Hughes, Farnsworth.
Pitches-strikes: Davies 80-50, Bale 27-21, Peralta 26-16, Riske 15-8, Greinke 16-8, Gobble 18-11, Soria 11-6, Hughes 92-63, Myers 9-7, Bruney 19-13, Farnsworth 20-10, Vizcaino 16-10, Villone 24-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Davies 4-3, Bale 3-1, Peralta 0-3, Riske 0-0, Greinke 0-0, Gobble 0-2, Soria 0-3, Hughes 6-3, Myers 0-0, Bruney 0-0, Farnsworth 0-2, Vizcaino 0-0, Villone 1-2.
Batters faced: Davies 18, Bale 10, Peralta 6, Riske 3, Greinke 5, Gobble 4, Soria 3, Hughes 22, Myers 2, Bruney 4, Farnsworth 5, Vizcaino 4, Villone 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 1-0, Riske 2-2, Gobble 3-3, Myers 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Adam Dowdy. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Larry Poncino.
Weather: 89 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 4:01.
Att: 54,056.

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