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Royals Vs. Yankees: KC Gets First Home Win Of Season With 4-3 Victory

It took nearly a month into the season, but the Royals finally won their first home game of the season, beating the Yankees 4-3 Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium.

Danny Duffy got the start for the Royals, giving up two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win. Mike Moustakas lead Kansas City at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored. Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Royals' first homestand of the season got off to a record-bad start, as Kansas City lost its first 10 games. There wasn't much wait on this homestand, as the Royals won the first of seven games against the Yankees and Red Sox.

But it wasn't easy, Kansas City held a 4-1 lead, but New York scored one run in the sixth and seventh innings. Closer Jonathan Broxton allowed the first two runners to reach in the ninth before Mark Teixeira grounded into a double-play and Derek Jeter moved to third. Alex Rodriguez grounded out to shortstop to end the game and the suffering of Kansas City fans, who hadn't seen a Royals win at Kauffman Stadium since Sept. 20, 2011.

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