Hochevar didn't make it out of the third inning going just 2.1 innings while allowing seven hits and seven earned runs. The Royals jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a Billy Butler first inning double before the Yankees scored seven unanswered to knock Hochevar out of the game. The big blow came off the bat of Robinson Cano who hit a grand slam in the third inning.
The Royals cut the lead to 7-3 in the seventh with a solo home run from Humberto Qunitero but the Yankees answered back in the eighth with a two run homer from Alex Rodriguez.
Phil Hughes earns the win allowing three runs in 6.2 innnings pitched to improve to 2-4. Hochevar falls to 2-3 and sees his ERA balloon to 9.00 on the season.
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