Luke Hochevar struggled once again as the New York Yankees handed Kansas City a 10-4 loss in the series finale of their four-game set on Sunday.
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.
Irving Falu and Jarrod Dyson finished with two hits each for the Royals. Five different players had at least two hits for the Yankees with Cano and Rodriguez combining for seven RBIs.
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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