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Kennedy, Joba team up
Yankees 3, Royals 2
Alex Rodriguez moved into 17th place on the career list with homer No. 513. (Ed Zurga/AP)
 Rodriguez's home run
 Posada's home run
 Abreu's RBI double
Rookie Ian Kennedy didn't earn the win on Friday night, but he kept the Royals quiet for five innings before Kyle Farnsworth, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera took over with four innings of scoreless relief. Alex Rodriguez's 49th homer of the season was his fifth off Gil Meche.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (79-62)
Won 3
NY Yankees 3, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (62-78)
Lost 3
September 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   3 9 0
Kansas City
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 9 2
Standings thru 9/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Royals Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF5010001.256
Jeter, SS4110011.320
Abreu, RF5011024.288
Rodriguez, 3B4131100.315
Matsui, DH4000101.294
Posada, C4111105.336
Giambi, 1B2000102.246
  Mientkiewicz, 1B1000000.222
Cano, 2B4000015.299
Cabrera, CF4020010.294
Totals373934519 

BATTING
2B: Abreu (29, Musser).
HR: Rodriguez (49, 2nd inning off Meche, 0 on, 0 out), Posada (19, 2nd inning off Meche, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter; Abreu 2; Rodriguez 6; Posada 4; Cabrera 2.
RBI: Rodriguez (135), Posada (82), Abreu (92).
2-out RBI: Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu 3; Cano 3; Posada 2.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (23, 2nd base off Riske/Buck), Cabrera (13, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).

FIELDING
PB: Posada (10).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, LF4010112.317
Grudzielanek, 2B5021011.306
Gload, 1B3010113.300
Butler, DH4010005.299
Teahen, RF3000102.288
DeJesus, CF4000005.267
Gordon, 3B4120000.252
Smith, SS4111021.204
Buck, C3010010.232
  a-Sweeney, PH1000000.256
Totals352923619 

a-Grounded out for Buck in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon (30, Kennedy).
TB: Gathright; Grudzielanek 2; Gload; Butler; Gordon 3; Smith; Buck.
RBI: Smith (15), Grudzielanek (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus 3; Butler.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gathright (5, 2nd base by Kennedy/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Meche 2 (3, pickoff, throw).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kennedy 5.07223202.25
Farnsworth (W, 2-1)1.00000204.33
Chamberlain (H, 6)2.02000100.00
Rivera (S, 24)1.00000103.06
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche 6.05222323.82
Musser (L, 0-1)0.22112104.44
Peralta 0.10000003.71
Gobble 0.22000003.35
Riske 1.10000102.24

IBB: Rodriguez (by Musser).
HBP: Jeter (by Riske).
Pitches-strikes: Kennedy 87-53, Farnsworth 11-8, Chamberlain 29-19, Rivera 7-6, Meche 105-70, Musser 23-9, Peralta 5-3, Gobble 10-6, Riske 28-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kennedy 4-8, Farnsworth 0-1, Chamberlain 2-3, Rivera 1-1, Meche 8-7, Musser 1-0, Peralta 0-1, Gobble 1-1, Riske 0-3.
Batters faced: Kennedy 24, Farnsworth 3, Chamberlain 8, Rivera 3, Meche 26, Musser 6, Peralta 1, Gobble 4, Riske 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 3-0, Riske 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Travis Reininger.
Weather: 79 degrees, clear.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 3:25.
Att: 27,462.

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