Yankees 3, Royals 1: Old Yankees Trump Young Royals

Some of the old guys on the New York Yankees ruled the day Tuesday as the Yankees defeated the young Kansas City Royals, 3-1, in the opener of a three-game series.

Offensively, Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run single in the fifth inning for the go-ahead runs and Derek Jeter had two hits and knocked in the other run for New York, which has won three of its last four.

Freddy Garcia (2-2) pitched into the seventh inning for the win and the Yankees bullpen took care of the rest, with Mariano Rivera working around a single in the ninth for his league-leading 13th save.

Former Yankee Melky Cabrera belted a solo homer for the Royals, who have lost seven straight on the road.


Final - 5.10.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Kansas City Royals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Freddy Garcia (2 - 2)
SV: Mariano Rivera (13)
LP: Kyle Davies (1 - 5)

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