The New York Yankees scored five times in the sixth inning to rally from a 2-1 deficit and eventually defeat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Opening Day. Roger Clemens struck out five in 8 1/3 inning of work to get the win. His five strikeouts give him 3,509 for his career – that’s a new record for American League pitchers. Joe Randa was Clemens’ record breaking victim. The Royals were led in defeat by Jermaine Dye who had three hits including a home run. Jeff Suppan allowed five runs in five innings to take the loss. The Royals are off today, they resume their three-game series with New York on Thursday.
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