Mike Moustakas came up big for the Royals as he homered in the second inning off David Phelps (0-1), who was making his first major league start, and added a two-run single in the fifth to give the Royals their first win at home, beating the New York Yankees 4-3.
Danny Duffy, in his first start back after a DL stint, went six strong innings before turning it over to the bullpen, which held a one-run lead until Jonathan Broxton came on to close the ninth. It was Broxton’s fifth save of the year.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was shagging fly balls before the game and tore is MCL. He is out for the year, and likely done for his career. The 42 year old is the all-time saves leader. Click here for more on that story.