Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Curtis Granderson hit two solo home runs and Derek Jeter had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run to lead New York to a 12-6 win over Kansas City to finish off a four-game set.
Alex Rodriguez had two hits and drove in three runs but could not muster his 600th career home run for a third straight contest. He was hit by a Blake Wood pitch on the left hand in the eighth inning and was removed from the game.
Phil Hughes (12-3) allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings to grab the win for the Yankees, who took three out of four in the series.
Sean O’Sullivan (1-1) allowed five runs on seven hits over five frames and suffered the loss in his first start as a member of the Royals, who have lost 28 of their last 34 games in the Bronx.