Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - After 10 consecutive home losses to start
the year, the Kansas City Royals finally recorded a win at Kauffman Stadium.
Mike Moustakas had two hits, including a solo home run, to go with three runs
batted in as the Kansas City Royals edged the New York Yankees, 4-3, in the
opener of a three-game set on Thursday.
Moustakas also made a nifty barehanded play on Alex Rodriguez's slow roller
down the third-base line to end the ballgame, stranding Derek Jeter at third
Danny Duffy (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings
for Kansas City, which has won five of its past seven games.
Prior to the game, Mariano Rivera injured his right knee while attempting to
snag a fly ball along the warning track. He leapt at the wall and as he came
down, his knee buckled underneath him. He immediately clutched at his knee and
was in visible pain.
Rivera, whose 608 saves are the most in MLB history, had to be carted off
the field as concerned teammates and coaches looked on.
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