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MLB: New York Yankees 6, Kansas City 2

May 4, 2012 at 11:26 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 4 (UPI) -- Derek Jeter finished off a four-run seventh with a two-run homer Friday, propelling the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over Kansas City.

Both teams scored twice in the first inning and it remained a 2-2 contest until the Yankees broke things open with their big seventh inning.

With Bruce Chen (0-4) pitching for the Royals, Robinson Cano led off the seventh with a single. The next two batters were retired, but Eduardo Nunez tripled home Cano and Nunez scored on a single by Chris Stewart.

That brought up Jeter, who hit a 2-2 pitch over the wall in center for his fifth home run of the season.

Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer for the Yankees in the first but the Royals promptly tied it on RBI doubles from Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur.

CC Sabathia (4-0) worked eight innings to get the win, giving up two runs on seven hits. He helped New York end a three-game losing streak.

After winning at home for the first time all season on Thursday, the Royals suffered their 11th home loss Friday.

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