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Offense comes alive
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Yankees 15, Royals 6
A-Rod congratulates Cody Ransom, who homered in his first Yankees at-bat. (AP)
Backed by four homers, Mike Mussina tossed six solid frames for his 16th victory in a cakewalk over KC. The Yanks had 17 hits, with Derek Jeter going 4-for-4, Alex Rodriguez going 3-for-3 with five RBIs and Jason Giambi hitting a grand slam.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (55-69)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 15, Kansas City 6   NYY
NY Yankees (66-58)
Won 2
August 17, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2   6 10 1
NY Yankees
6 4 1 0 0 0 4 0 X   15 17 0
Standings thru 8/17/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
DeJesus, CF-LF 5 2 2 0 0 1 3 .293
Aviles, SS-2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .317
Teahen, LF-RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .249
Guillen, J, RF 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .253
  b-Maier, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345
Butler, B, DH 4 0 1 2 0 1 0 .266
Gordon, A, 3B 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 .255
Gload, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .272
Buck, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .220
German, E, 2B 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .226
  a-Pena, T, PH-SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 .162
Totals 35 6 10 6 1 7 10  

a-Grounded out for German, E in the 7th. b-Grounded out for Guillen, J in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Butler, B (16, Mussina), Buck (20, Mussina).
HR: Gload (3, 9th inning off Britton, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus 2; Aviles; Butler, B 2; Pena, T; German, E; Gload 5; Guillen, J; Buck 2.
RBI: Butler, B 2 (41), Gordon, A (51), Aviles (32), Gload 2 (33).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload.
SF: Gordon, A.
GIDP: Aviles.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Buck (6, throw).
DP: 2 (German, E-Gload, German, E-Aviles-Gload).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, DH-LF 4 2 0 0 2 1 2 .313
Jeter, SS 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 .295
  Betemit, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Abreu, RF 3 2 1 1 2 0 4 .289
  Christian, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 3 3 5 2 0 0 .313
  Traber, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Britton, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Giambi, 1B 4 1 1 4 0 1 3 .251
  a-Ransom, PH-3B 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000
Nady, LF-1B 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 .327
Cano, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .267
Molina, J, C 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .227
Gardner, B, CF 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .192
Totals 38 15 17 15 7 3 14  

a-Homered for Giambi in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, J (17, Bannister, B), Abreu (31, Fulchino).
3B: Gardner, B (1, Bannister, B).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (28, 1st inning off Bannister, B, 2 on, 1 out), Nady (20, 1st inning off Bannister, B, 0 on, 2 out), Giambi (24, 2nd inning off Bannister, B, 3 on, 0 out), Ransom (1, 7th inning off Fulchino, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Cano 2; Giambi 4; Jeter 4; Gardner, B 4; Rodriguez, Al 6; Ransom 4; Abreu 2; Molina, J 2; Nady 5.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 5 (77), Nady (75), Molina, J (13), Gardner, B (9), Giambi 4 (72), Abreu (80), Ransom 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Nady; Molina, J; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al 2; Abreu; Ransom 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Gardner, B; Giambi 2.
GIDP: Abreu.
Team RISP: 6-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (21, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Buck), Jeter (9, 2nd base off Bannister, B/Buck).

FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Giambi).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (L, 7-12) 1.0 10 10 10 3 0 3 5.96
Newman 4.0 3 1 1 4 1 0 7.36
Fulchino 3.0 4 4 4 0 2 1 10.24
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (W, 16-7) 6.0 6 3 3 0 5 0 3.35
Traber 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 5.65
Britton 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 1 4.63

Bannister, B pitched to 6 batters in the 2nd.

Game Scores: Bannister, B , Mussina .
WP: Traber.
HBP: Jeter (by Fulchino).
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 65-37, Newman 67-37, Fulchino 41-26, Mussina 97-67, Traber 23-16, Britton 24-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 1-1, Newman 1-3, Fulchino 4-3, Mussina 8-4, Traber 4-0, Britton 0-2.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 16, Newman 16, Fulchino 14, Mussina 23, Traber 8, Britton 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Newman 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Scott Barry. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:07.
Att: 54,114.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 17, 2008
August 17, 2008

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