Derek Jeter finished off a four-run seventh with a two-run homer Friday, propelling the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City.
Both teams scored twice in the first inning and it remained a 2-2 contest until the Yankees broke things open with their big seventh inning.
With Bruce Chen (0-4) pitching for the Royals, Robinson Cano led off the seventh with a single. The next two batters were retired, but Eduardo Nunez tripled home Cano and Nunez scored on a single by Chris Stewart.
That brought up Jeter, who hit a 2-2 pitch over the wall in center for his fifth home run of the season.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer for the Yankees in the first but the Royals promptly tied it on RBI doubles from Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur.
CC Sabathia (4-0) worked eight innings to get the win, giving up two runs on seven hits. He helped New York end a three-game losing streak.
After winning at home for the first time all season on Thursday, the Royals suffered their 11th home loss Friday.