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Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees
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KANSAS CITY -- Lorenzo Cain drove in a career-high five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals used a six-run sixth to chase Yankees starter Michael Pineda, who lost his first game this season after five wins. Pineda went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 10 hits and five runs.

“We just put good at-bats together,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “It took us a little while. He doesn’t walk anyone and he comes right at you and we just put good at-bats together.”

The loss extended the Yankees’ losing streak to a season-high four games.

“It’s tough,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s an ugly inning, it’s unfortunate, but it’s only one game and we’ve got to bounce back tomorrow.”

Young made his third emergency start of the season and quieted the Yankees on four hits and one run through 5 2/3 innings. Young has given up just one earned run in three starts covering 16 2/3 innings.

Moustakas, needing a home run for the cycle in the seventh, hit a deep fly just fair down the left-field line that caromed off the wall a few feet shy of his fifth homer of the year. He settled for his second double of the night.

Cain said he was blowing air from the dugout trying to push the ball out.

“I was just happy it got down for a hit and happy it stayed fair,” said Moustakas. “I hit it pretty well. Just happy we won. We beat a good team over there. We beat a great pitcher.”