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Royals 4, Yankees 0
Brian Bruney tossed two scoreless innings on Wednesday. (Ed Zurga/AP)
With rain in the forecast, manager Joe Girardi held out starting pitcher Ian Kennedy, handing Brian Bruney his first career start, but the Yankees' bullpen began to give in the fifth inning en route to a loss. Kennedy entered in sixth and allowed two runs.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (4-5)
Lost 2
Kansas City 4, NY Yankees 0   KC
Kansas City (6-2)
Won 3
April 9, 2008
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NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 7 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 X   4 8 0
Standings thru 4/9/08  |  Recap: NYY | KC  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Royals stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH3010122.212
Cano, 2B4010002.194
Abreu, RF4000001.333
Rodriguez, 3B4020000.303
Matsui, LF2000200.333
Giambi, 1B4000004.056
Molina, C4010012.278
Cabrera, CF3010001.300
Gonzalez, SS3010002.333
Totals310703314 

BATTING
2B: Molina (3, Greinke), Rodriguez (4, Greinke), Gonzalez (1, Greinke), Damon (2, Greinke).
TB: Damon 2; Cano; Rodriguez 3; Molina 2; Cabrera; Gonzalez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon 2; Giambi; Cano; Molina.
GIDP: Cano; Abreu; Gonzalez.
Team LOB: 7.

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4010011.219
Grudzielanek, 2B3110101.407
Teahen, LF1000310.286
Guillen, RF4011013.152
Butler, DH3010102.406
Gordon, 3B3110122.303
Gload, 1B4111021.345
Buck, C4121011.250
Pena, SS4001011.040
Totals304846912 

BATTING
2B: Butler (4, Bruney), Gload (1, Kennedy).
HR: Buck (1, 5th inning off Farnsworth, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Gathright; Grudzielanek; Guillen; Butler 2; Gordon; Gload 2; Buck 5.
RBI: Buck (5), Guillen (4), Gload (3), Pena (2).
2-out RBI: Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Guillen; Butler.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (6, 2nd base off Farnsworth/Molina).
CS: Gordon (1, 2nd base by Farnsworth/Molina), Gathright (1, 3rd base by Farnsworth/Molina).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Pena-Grudzielanek-Gload 2, Grudzielanek-Gload).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bruney 2.01001400.00
Traber 1.01001100.00
Farnsworth (L, 0-1)2.04222115.06
Kennedy 3.022223013.50
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (W, 2-0)8.06002200.60
Yabuta 0.11001000.00
Gobble (S, 1)0.20000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Bruney 36-21, Traber 19-9, Farnsworth 30-18, Kennedy 52-32, Greinke 107-73, Yabuta 16-7, Gobble 6-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bruney 2-0, Traber 1-1, Farnsworth 3-0, Kennedy 4-2, Greinke 14-8, Yabuta 1-0, Gobble 0-1.
Batters faced: Bruney 8, Traber 5, Farnsworth 10, Kennedy 13, Greinke 29, Yabuta 3, Gobble 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Gobble 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 52 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 19,007.

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