Royals Beat Yankees 4-3, Get First Home Win
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time this season, Kansas City Royals fans witnessed the home team win at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals (8-16, 1-10 home) beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Thursday night, and got their first home win of 2012.
Fresh off 11 days rest, Royals left-handed starter Danny Duffy (2-2, 3.57 ERA) came out dealing. Duffy pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on six hits. He struck out six and walked two.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas had a stellar night. Moustakas hit a solo home run in the second inning, and a two-run RBI single in the fifth to give the Royals a 4-1 lead.
The Yankees (13-12, 6-6 away) scored twice off sacrifice flies in the sixth and seventh to pull within one run.
In the ninth, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit into a double play.
With two outs, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on third, and Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez at the plate, Royals closer Jonathan Broxton (1.86 ERA) recorded his fifth save of 2012.
Royals lefty Bruce Chen (0-3, 4.23 ERA) will start against Yankees left-handed ace CC Sabathia (3-0, 4.58 ERA) on Friday night for game two at the K.