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The Bronx is yearning
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Royals 4, Yankees 3
Johnny Damon delivers a single in the first inning on Friday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Mariano Rivera yielded the decisive run on a wild pitch in the ninth after the Yanks had rallied to tie the opener vs. the Royals a frame earlier. A late rally fizzled when pinch-runner Justin Christian was picked off, as New York fell for the sixth time in seven games.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (55-67)
Won 1
Kansas City 4, NY Yankees 3   NYY
NY Yankees (64-58)
Lost 2
August 15, 2008
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Kansas City
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   4 9 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0   3 10 1
Standings thru 8/15/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maier, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .327
Aviles, SS-2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .325
Teahen, LF 5 0 1 2 0 1 2 .249
Guillen, J, RF 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .256
Butler, B, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .267
  1-Smith, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .256
Gload, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .272
Buck, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .223
German, E, 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 .224
  Pena, T, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160
Totals 32 4 9 3 4 9 20  

1-Ran for Butler, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon, A (30, Pettitte), German, E 2 (9, Pettitte, Rivera), Buck (19, Pettitte), Teahen (20, Pettitte), Gload (14, Pettitte).
TB: Teahen 2; Aviles; Butler, B; Gordon, A 2; German, E 4; Gload 2; Maier; Buck 2.
RBI: Gload (31), Teahen 2 (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Teahen 2; Gordon, A 2; Maier.
SAC: Maier.
SF: Gload.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon, A (7, 3rd base off Pettitte/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: German, E (5, fielding).
DP: (German, E-Aviles-Gload).
Pickoffs: Soria (Christian at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 .319
Jeter, SS 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 .288
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .288
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .312
Giambi, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 .253
Nady, LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .329
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .265
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143
Molina, J, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .227
  a-Betemit, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265
  1-Christian, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 35 3 10 3 5 8 22  

a-Singled for Molina, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Betemit in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, J (16, Meche).
TB: Cano 2; Jeter 3; Betemit; Rodriguez, Al; Molina, J 2; Abreu; Nady.
RBI: Jeter (58), Abreu (79), Rodriguez, Al (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi 4; Damon.
SF: Rodriguez, Al.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (20, 2nd base off Meche/Buck), Jeter (8, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).
PO: Christian (1st base by Soria).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, Al (9, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gardner, B (German, E at home).
DP: (Jeter).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche 6.0 6 1 1 2 8 0 4.13
Mahay (H, 20) 0.1 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.91
Oviedo (BS, 3)(W, 4-1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.73
Soria (S, 33) 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.48
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte 7.0 6 3 3 4 7 0 4.30
Ramirez, E 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Rivera (L, 4-5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.70

Game Scores: Meche , Pettitte .
WP: Rivera.
IBB: Aviles (by Pettitte), Guillen, J (by Pettitte).
HBP: Guillen, J (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 106-64, Mahay 18-8, Oviedo 21-15, Soria 25-13, Pettitte 102-64, Ramirez, E 15-9, Rivera 21-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 3-3, Mahay 0-0, Oviedo 1-3, Soria 1-1, Pettitte 7-5, Ramirez, E 0-0, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Meche 26, Mahay 3, Oviedo 6, Soria 6, Pettitte 31, Ramirez, E 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Oviedo 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 67 degrees, rain.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:23 (1:31 delay).
Att: 53,067.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 15, 2008
August 15, 2008

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