Derek Jeter had three hits and three RBIs and Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett finally won in the month of August as New York beat the Royals 7-4 Monday night.
Burnett (9-9) had been winless in 13 starts in August since signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with New York, going 0-8 with a 7.18 ERA. Brett Gardner added a pair of RBIs, and Mark Teixeira and pinch-hitter Andruw Jones also drove in runs for the Yankees.
Melky Cabrera and Billy Butler each drove in a pair of runs for the Royals, who lost for the eighth time in nine games. Felipe Paulino (1-5) didn’t provide much help from the mound, allowing five runs on five walks and eight hits in just 5 1/3 innings, as his winless streak hit six consecutive games.