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Yanks Tee Off On Vargas In Win Over Royals

Associated Press - May 17, 2017 10:52 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Aaron Hicks hit a three run homer to cap a five run fourth inning, the Yankees piled up 16 hits and New York rolled to an 11-7 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night.

Michael Pineda (4-2) allowed three runs and six hits with two walks over six plus innings. The big right hander was shaky throughout but good enough to win for only the second time in 16 road starts.

The Yankees teed off on Jason Vargas (5-2), who came into the game with a major league leading 1.01 ERA. The left hander allowed as many earned runs in the fourth as he had in his first seven starts combined, and was lifted after allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings.

Salvador Perez hit a two run homer and Whit Merrifield also went deep for Kansas City, which scored three times in the ninth to make the final score more respectable.

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