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Yankees 3, Royals 2
Sidney Ponson lowered his ERA to 4.19 on Saturday. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
The Yankees overcame four double plays and 13 men left on base to beat the Royals in 13 innings on Brett Gardner's run-scoring single. The bullpen was outstanding in the victory, tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings with David Robertson netting the win.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (55-68)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 3, Kansas City 2   NYY
NY Yankees (65-58)
Won 1
August 16, 2008
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Kansas City
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 3
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 10 1
Standings thru 8/16/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, LF 6 0 2 0 0 1 3 .291
Aviles, SS-2B 6 0 0 0 0 2 5 .318
Teahen, RF 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 .252
Guillen, J, DH 6 1 0 0 0 0 7 .252
Gordon, A, 3B 4 1 1 1 2 1 2 .256
Gload, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 2 .269
German, E, 2B 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .222
  Pena, T, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .158
Buck, C 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .219
Maier, CF 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 .352
Totals 43 2 8 2 5 7 24  

BATTING
2B: Teahen (21, Ponson), DeJesus (19, Ponson).
HR: Gordon, A (14, 2nd inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Teahen 3; DeJesus 3; Gordon, A 4; Maier 3.
RBI: Gordon, A (50), German, E (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload; Aviles; Buck.
SF: German, E.
GIDP: Guillen, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Maier (1, 2nd base by Ramirez, E/Rodriguez, I), Teahen (3, 2nd base by Robertson, D/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
E: Gordon, A 2 (14, fielding, throw), Pena, T (8, fielding).
DP: 4 (German, E-Aviles-Gload, Aviles-German, E-Gload, Gordon, A-Aviles-Gload, Pena, T-Gload).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, DH 6 0 1 0 0 3 5 .316
Jeter, SS 6 0 2 0 0 1 3 .289
Abreu, RF 5 0 2 0 1 2 1 .289
Rodriguez, A, 3B 5 1 0 0 1 2 5 .308
Giambi, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 .252
  1-Ransom, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Betemit, PH-1B 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 .261
Nady, LF 5 0 0 0 1 2 6 .325
Cano, 2B 6 2 2 1 0 1 4 .265
Rodriguez, I, C 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 .287
Gardner, CF 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 .176
Totals 46 3 10 2 7 13 31  

a-Walked for Ransom in the 8th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Gardner (2, Greinke).
3B: Cano (3, Greinke).
TB: Cano 4; Jeter 2; Damon; Gardner 4; Abreu 2.
RBI: Cano (55), Gardner (8).
2-out RBI: Cano; Gardner.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Abreu; Damon; Cano 2; Betemit 2.
GIDP: Giambi, Rodriguez, I, Nady, Jeter.
Team RISP: 3-for-16.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Jeter (9, throw).
DP: 3 (Jeter-Cano-Giambi, Rodriguez, A-Cano, Rodriguez, I-Jeter).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Greinke 6.2 6 2 0 2 5 0 3.92
Ramirez, R 0.2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.81
Tejeda 2.2 0 0 0 2 4 0 3.66
Peralta, J 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 5.40
Fulchino (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 1 1 0 1 0 9.45
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson 6.1 7 2 2 2 2 1 4.19
Marte 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
Bruney 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.60
Veras 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.72
Ramirez, E 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Rivera 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.64
Robertson, D (W, 3-0) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.48

Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Greinke 61, Ponson 51.
WP: Greinke, Ponson.
HBP: German, E (by Ponson), Rodriguez, I (by Tejeda).
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 104-64, Ramirez, R 26-12, Tejeda 48-28, Peralta, J 43-27, Fulchino 14-8, Ponson 85-54, Marte 6-2, Bruney 8-6, Veras 17-10, Ramirez, E 14-10, Rivera 25-15, Robertson, D 23-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Greinke 11-1, Ramirez, R 1-0, Tejeda 1-2, Peralta, J 2-2, Fulchino 1-0, Ponson 9-5, Marte 0-0, Bruney 0-0, Veras 1-0, Ramirez, E 0-0, Rivera 3-0, Robertson, D 1-2.
Batters faced: Greinke 27, Ramirez, R 5, Tejeda 10, Peralta, J 8, Fulchino 4, Ponson 29, Marte 1, Bruney 1, Veras 4, Ramirez, E 3, Rivera 6, Robertson, D 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 2-0, Tejeda 3-0, Marte 2-0, Bruney 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Kerwin Danley.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 4:53.
Att: 54,180.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 16, 2008
August 16, 2008

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