The Royals may be looking at their second 100-loss season in the last three years, but on Monday they didn’t play like it. Kansas City scored ten runs in the fifth inning en route to a 17-8 win over the Yankees. Trailing 3-2, the Royals used seven hits, four walks, a wild pitch and a balk off four different pitchers to give themselves a nine-run lead. John Buck hit a three runs home and Angel Berroa collected two hits and scored two runs in the fifth. Buck finished 4-for-5 with five RBI’s, while Ken Harvey and Joe Randa drove in three apiece. Berroa was 5-for-5 with five runs. The Royals struck again in the seventh inning with a five run outburst and made it 17-3. The Yankees added five runs in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Royals. Brian Anderson worked six innings and allowed three runs to earn his fourth win of the season.