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MLB: New York Yankees 7, Kansas City 4

Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:16 AM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Derek Jeter's two-run triple highlighted a sixth-inning rally Monday that carried the New York Yankees to a 7-4 victory over Kansas City.

Jeter went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Brett Gardner drove in a pair of runs on two hits for New York, which came back from a 3-2 deficit and pulled into a tie with idle Boston atop the American League East standings.

A.J. Burnett (9-9) earned in the victory despite lasting just 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and 10 hits. A double play in the fifth inning enabled him to escape further damage.

Kansas City's Felipe Paulino (1-5) was touched for five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings to take the loss.

Rookie second baseman Johnny Giavotella provided three hits for the Royals.

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