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MLB: Kansas City 6, New York Yankees 0

May 21, 2012 at 11:11 PM

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Felipe Paulino hurled six scoreless innings and struck out eight Yankees Monday, staking the Kansas City Royals to a 6-0 whitewash of New York.

Paulino (2-1), who was coming off seven shutout frames in Wednesday's start against Baltimore, continued his hot streak at Yankee Stadium, scattering six hits while walking two.

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Tim Collins and Aaron Crow finished up with a combined 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the Royals, who took the opener of a three-game series.

Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur each socked two-run homers and Eric Hosman drove in a pair with a double to provide Kansas City's offense.

New York starter Hiroki Kuroda (3-6) lost his second straight, surrendering three runs on seven hits in a 5 1/3-inning effort.

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