It’s funny how baseball works. The Royals score two runs on Friday and beat the Yankees. Then they score 11 on Saturday and lose, despite Jose Guillen’s 7 RBI performance. Again, Guillen continued to supply the offense, going 2 for 4 with his 10 th home run of the year, but it wasn’t enough as the Yankees beat the Royals 6-3.
The Yankees started Joba Chamberlain, who was making just his second major league start and after Bobby Abreu homered in the first off of Zach Greinke, the Royals bats carried over from Saturday’s 11 run-12 hit performance as Alex Gordon singled and scored off his former teammate at Nebraska in the second and Jose Guillen hit his 10 th homer when he took Chamberlain deep in the third with two outs.
After that, the Royals would manage just one more hit after that as Chamberlain would make it through four and a third innings on a 78 pitch count.
The Yankees would score a run in the 5 th to tie the game at 3, but then Jason Giambi would hit the second home run off Greinke to lead off the sixth giving the Yankees the lead for good.
Greinke (5-4) has lost three of his last four starts and has given up a combined six home runs in his last two starts.