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Trip starts poorly
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Royals 5, Yankees 2
Phil Hughes threw 87 pitches on Tuesday, including 47 strikes. (Ed Zurga/AP)
The Yankees opened an eight-game road trip with a loss in Kansas City behind Phil Hughes, who struggled with his control and handed off to the bullpen with nobody out in the fourth inning. Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter sat out with injuries, and Alex Rodriguez struck out four times.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (4-4)
Lost 1
Kansas City 5, NY Yankees 2   KC
Kansas City (5-2)
Won 2
April 8, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Kansas City
1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 X   5 12 0
Standings thru 4/8/08  |  Recap: NYY | KC  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Royals stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF3011202.200
Cano, 2B5010025.188
Abreu, RF4010012.379
Rodriguez, 3B4000042.276
Matsui, DH4010001.357
Posada, C3110002.176
  Molina, C1000000.286
Giambi, 1B2100212.071
Betemit, SS4011031.154
Cabrera, CF3010100.294
Totals3327251117 

BATTING
TB: Damon; Cano; Abreu; Matsui; Posada; Betemit; Cabrera.
RBI: Betemit (1), Damon (1).
2-out RBI: Betemit; Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Giambi; Damon.
GIDP: Abreu.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Abreu (1, fielding).
DP: (Cano-Betemit-Giambi).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4220011.214
Grudzielanek, 2B4021101.417
  1-German, PR-2B0000000.000
Teahen, LF4021114.296
Guillen, RF5000024.138
Butler, DH4120012.414
Gordon, 3B4220011.300
Gload, 1B3022101.360
Buck, C2001111.200
Pena, SS3000114.048
Totals3351255819 


1-Ran for Grudzielanek in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen 2 (3, Hughes, Ohlendorf), Gordon (2, Ohlendorf).
TB: Gathright 2; Grudzielanek 2; Teahen 4; Butler 2; Gordon 3; Gload 2.
RBI: Teahen (3), Buck (4), Grudzielanek (2), Gload 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler 2; Teahen 2; Pena 2; Gathright; Guillen.
SF: Buck.
GIDP: Teahen.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gload (1, 2nd base off Traber/Molina), Gathright 3 (5, 2nd base off Hughes/Posada, 2nd base off Hughes/Posada, 3rd base off Hughes/Posada), Pena (1, 2nd base off Hughes/Posada).
CS: Gload (2, 3rd base by Traber/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: (Grudzielanek-Pena-Gload).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes (L, 0-1)3.06334205.00
Ohlendorf 3.04220303.86
Traber 1.01000200.00
Hawkins 1.010011015.75
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister (W, 2-0)5.05224601.50
Mahay (H, 2)1.12001201.93
Ramirez (H, 2)0.20000100.00
Nunez (H, 2)1.00000200.00
Soria (S, 4)1.00000000.00

Hughes pitched to 2 batters in the 4th.

HBP: Gathright (by Hughes).
Pitches-strikes: Hughes 87-47, Ohlendorf 36-23, Traber 13-8, Hawkins 14-9, Bannister 97-58, Mahay 31-18, Ramirez 11-7, Nunez 13-9, Soria 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hughes 3-4, Ohlendorf 4-2, Traber 0-0, Hawkins 2-0, Bannister 6-3, Mahay 0-2, Ramirez 0-1, Nunez 0-1, Soria 1-2.
Batters faced: Hughes 20, Ohlendorf 12, Traber 3, Hawkins 5, Bannister 23, Mahay 7, Ramirez 2, Nunez 3, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Ohlendorf 1-0, Ramirez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Rick Reed. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 46 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 3:15.
Att: 37,296.

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