Jose Guillen went 3 for 4 with 7 RBI, four coming off a grand slam, but in the end the Yankees wasted the Royals’ big offensive output by beating KC 12-1. Former Royal Johnny Damon went six for six including four RBI and the game winning hit off Royals’ closer Joakim Soria.
David DeJesus put the Royals up 11-10 in the ninth inning when he homered off of Yankees’ closer Mariano Rivera. In the bottom of the ninth, Soria who was 13 for 13 on save opportunities blew it on the first pitch to Jorge Posada as he tied the game. With two out, Soria walked a batter and then gave up a cheap base hit that trickled down the line and stayed fair. That set the stage for Damon’s walk off hit to win the game.
Guillen’s grand slam was the fourth of his career and the 100th in Royals history. He also hit a two-run blast and an RBI single, giving him nine homers and 45 RBIs this season. If that wasn’t enough, he also threw out two baserunners from right field.