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Royals drop series finale to Yankees 4-2, continue skid

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This brings the streak to four losses in a row.

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I apologize for the shortened recap. It's a day game.

The Royals led off the scoring in the first inning. Mike Moustakas dug a low pitch and deposited it over the right-center field fence. It was pretty solidly hit, but it was a solo shot.

Unfortunately, the Yankees responded with two home runs of their own in the second and third innings. In the second, Brian McCann got a pretty high pitch from Chris Young and lifted it down the right field line. It was a towering shot in terms of height, but it didn't look like it went that far. I'm not sure we can blame the stadium though. In the third inning, Brett Gardner doubled and Chase Headley walked, which brought up Alex Rodriguez. He hit the opposite home run of McCann's. It was a line drive shot barely over the fence in left field.

In the 8th inning, Lorenzo Cain walked and stole second. Kendrys Morales hit a ball into the shift. Didi Gregorius fielded the ball but tried a weak backhand toss to first base, which was not accurate. Cain was able to score and Morales was safe. Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each struck out on called strikes, so no more damage was done. Andrew Miller closed out the game for the Yankees.

Chris Young's line: 6 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 SO, 2 HR. Got burned by the long ball.

Michael Pineda's line: 6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 SO, 1 HR.

The Royals get an off day tomorrow before opening the series against the Cubs in Chicago on Friday.