NEW YORK —Freddy Garcia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter provided the offense and the New York Yankees' bullpen made it stand up in a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
the eighth time in 10 games at home against the Royals. Kansas City
has a major league-best 15 wins at Kauffman Stadium but dropped to
just 3-9 on the road this season.
Garcia (2-2) gave up six hits and a pair of walks in six-plus
innings to win for only the second time in nine decisions against
the Royals. He outpitched Kyle Davies (1-5), who allowed three runs
in five-plus innings for Kansas City.
Former Yankees outfielder Melky Cabrera provided the Royals with
their only run, a solo homer to center field in the fourth inning
that briefly tied the game.
Jeter had two more hits after his four-hit, two-homer game
Sunday at Texas. He drove in the Yankees' first run with a crisp
single in the third inning.