The New York Yankees scores 7 runs over the first 2 innings as they cruised to a 9-4 win over the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.
The Yankees pounded out 13 hits. Derek Jeter led the Bronx Bombers’ hit parade, going 4 for 6. Ross Gload and Alex Gordon each had 3 hits and an RBI for the Royals.
New York starter Chien-Ming Wang (11-5) pitched 6 innings for the win, allowing 4 earned runs on 7 hits. Kansas City starter Scott Elarton (2-4) lasted only 1 2/3 innings, giving up 7 earned runs on 6 hits to take the loss.
The Royals (43-56) and the Yankees (53-46) continue their series Wednesday night at the K. Gil Meche (7-6) goes to the hill for the Royals against the Yanks’ Mike Mussina (4-7).