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Bannister keeps cool
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Royals 5, Yankees 2
Brian Bannister walked four but struck out six on Tuesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
The Royals improved to 5-2 with a win in their home opener, receiving five gritty innings from Brian Bannister, who weathered a 39-pitch second inning on his way to a 2-0 start. Joey Gathright had three of the Royals' five stolen bases and scored a pair of runs.
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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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