Royals Batter Yankees 11-5

Hosmer homers again, Royals thump Yankees 11-5

      NEW YORK (AP) – Eric Hosmer and Melky Cabrera homered and the
Kansas City Royals beat the Yankees 11-5 on Thursday night, sending
New York to its first series loss of the season.
      Robinson Cano homered a day after he was hit in the head with a
pitch, and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time in 65 at-bats.
      Sean O'Sullivan (2-2) retired his first 13 batters before
running into trouble, but pitched into the seventh to give Kansas
City its eighth win in 12 games, and knock the Yankees out of first
for the first time since April 13.
      New York lost for the sixth time in nine games and slipped a
game behind Tampa Bay just as the archrival Boston Red Sox prepared
to come to town for three games.
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