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Damon goes 6-for-6
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Yankees 12, Royals 11
The scoreboard at Yankee Stadium says it all. (Ed Betz/AP)
The Yanks had erased too many deficits to lose this one. After Johnny Damon's fifth hit of the afternoon tied the game, his sixth ended it and capped a big day for the left fielder, who became the first Yankee to put up a six-hit game since Myril Hoag in 1934.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (24-38)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 12, Kansas City 11   NYY
NY Yankees (31-31)
Won 1
June 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 1   11 12 0
NY Yankees
1 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 2   12 19 0
Standings thru 6/7/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4221000.304
Aviles, M, SS-3B4211110.300
Teahen, 1B-RF4210013.258
Guillen, RF4237000.262
  Gload, 1B1000000.246
Olivo, DH4000022.291
Buck, C3011100.252
Callaspo, 2B4120001.292
German, 3B4110011.161
  Pena, SS0000000.155
Gathright, CF4111011.247
Totals36111211268 

BATTING
2B: Teahen (9, Pettitte), Callaspo (2, Pettitte).
3B: Aviles, M (1, Pettitte).
HR: Guillen 2 (9, 1st inning off Pettitte, 1 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Pettitte, 3 on, 2 out), DeJesus (5, 9th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 5; Aviles, M 3; Teahen 2; Guillen 9; Buck; Callaspo 3; German; Gathright.
RBI: Guillen 7 (45), Aviles, M (1), Buck (17), Gathright (11), DeJesus (27).
2-out RBI: Guillen 6; Buck.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gathright.
S: DeJesus.
GIDP: Callaspo.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Callaspo (1, 2nd base off Veras/Posada).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Guillen 2 (Cabrera at home, Damon at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Aviles, M-Callaspo-Teahen, Guillen-Buck).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, LF6164000.326
Jeter, SS4010003.280
Abreu, RF5110003.286
Rodriguez, 3B4222112.304
Giambi, DH4222110.259
Posada, C4222102.310
Cano, 2B5221001.230
Betemit, 1B3101121.240
Cabrera, CF5130000.279
Totals401219124412 

BATTING
2B: Damon (19, Bannister), Posada (7, Bannister).
HR: Giambi (13, 5th inning off Peralta, 0 on, 2 out), Rodriguez (9, 7th inning off Tomko, 1 on, 1 out), Posada (2, 9th inning off Soria, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 7; Jeter; Abreu; Rodriguez 5; Giambi 5; Posada 6; Cano 2; Cabrera 3.
RBI: Giambi 2 (33), Posada 2 (13), Cano (20), Betemit (7), Damon 4 (31), Rodriguez 2 (27).
2-out RBI: Giambi 2; Damon.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Rodriguez.
S: Jeter.
SF: Betemit.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (10, 2nd base off Peralta/Buck).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Cabrera (Buck at 2nd base).
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Betemit).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bannister 3.18552104.98
Peralta 1.11111115.64
Tomko 1.23220016.34
Ramirez (BS, 2)1.03220203.49
Gobble 0.11000006.06
Yabuta 0.10000004.97
Soria (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)0.23221011.67
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pettitte 6.21010102324.99
Veras 1.11000204.11
Rivera (W, 2-1)1.01110110.67

WP: Ramirez.
IBB: Aviles, M (by Pettitte).
HBP: Teahen (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister 71-43, Peralta 20-10, Tomko 26-18, Ramirez 28-18, Gobble 10-4, Yabuta 1-1, Soria 21-13, Pettitte 111-70, Veras 19-13, Rivera 10-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bannister 5-4, Peralta 1-1, Tomko 2-2, Ramirez 0-1, Gobble 0-1, Yabuta 1-0, Soria 1-1, Pettitte 12-4, Veras 1-1, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Bannister 19, Peralta 5, Tomko 7, Ramirez 6, Gobble 2, Yabuta 1, Soria 6, Pettitte 31, Veras 5, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 2-0, Tomko 1-0, Gobble 1-0, Yabuta 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 90 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:50 (:11 delay).
Att: 53,611.

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