Jul 10, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay (55) hits a grand slam against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Offense Breaks Out In Ending Losing Streak

The Jekyll and Hyde that is the New York Yankee offense continues. The Yankees used the home run ball (!) in a big way in beating up on Wade Davis and the Kansas City Royals 8-1.  Ivan Nova continues to look more like the pitcher that won 16 games in 2011, giving up only one run over eight frames.

The Yankees got on the board right away in the first. Brett Gardner led off with a walk. Ichiro Suzuki followed with a single. After a Robinson Cano groundout moved the runners up, Gardner scored on Davis’ wild pitch.

The Yankees made it 4-0 in the third. Luis Cruz led off with a single. Gardner was just brushed by a pitch and Cano made the Royals pay with his 21st homer of the year.

They broke the game open in the sixth. Cano singled to lead off the inning. Vernon Wells followed with a single. Zoilo Almonte walked and Lyle Overbay followed with a grand slam.

The Royals would get their lone run on a Eric Hosmer double in the eighth.

The Yankees look to split the series tomorrow afternoon at 1:05.  Ervin Santana will face Andy Pettitte.

Notes: Derek Jeter‘s rehab continued. He bobbled some chances in the field, though there are whispers of him coming back to the majors on Friday. Alex Rodriguez drove in his first run during his rehab stint. The Yankees are close to a deal with their third first round pick Aaron Judge. Travis Hafner is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch by the pitching machine. Gardner is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch during actual game action.

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