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Yankees blast Royals 8-1 in makeup of June rainout

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Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields tosses the ball between batters during a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on Monday in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the seventh inning with the 1,000th hit of his career, then added a two-run homer in the ninth. Stephen Drew and Martin Prado also homered for New York.
Pineda (3-2) gave up a solo shot to Mike Moustakas leading off the third inning, but that was about it ...


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