Thursday, April 13, 2006

Damon Hits His First Yankee Homer as New York Sweeps Kansas City

Game date- 4/13/06

Royals- 3, Yankees- 9

W- Johnson (2-1)
L- Bautista (0-1)

New Yankee, Johnny Damon, watches his eighth inning, three-run home run travel to the upper deck in Yankee Stadium.

Yankee Starting Lineup:

CF- Damon, 1-4 ( R, 4RBI, sac fly, 3-run HR [1] )
SS- Jeter, 1-5 (1B)
RF- Sheffield, 1-5 (R, RBI, solo HR [3] )
3B- Rodriguez, 1-3 (2BB, 2B, 2R, 2RBI )
1B- Giambi, 2-3 (1B, HBP, 2R, 2RBI, 2-run HR [2] )
LF- Matsui, 1-3 (1B, BB, R)
DH- Williams, 3-4 (1B, 1B, 1B, 2R, RBI )
2B- Cano, 1-4 (1B, RBI)
C- Stinnet, 1-2 (1B, BB, R, sac bunt)

Yankee Pitching:

Johnson- 4H, R, 5K, 5IP
Proctor- 2H, 1.1IP
Myers- H, K, .2IP
Sturze- H, R, K, IP
Villone- 2H, R, BB, IP


Randy Johnson pitched masterfully for the third time this season, striking out five batters and allowing no walks.

Sheffield hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the Yankees a lead they would not lose.

Matsui extended his hitting streak to 16 games ( 7 games last year, 9 this year), and Jeter extended his streak to 11 games ( 2 last year, 9 this year).

The Yankees sweep the Kansas City Royals and move over the .500 mark with a 5-4 record.


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