KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 12 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda controlled Kansas City for two runs over 7 2/3 innings Sunday and the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals, 4-2.
Kuroda (5-2) allowed six hits, issued one walk and struck out one in the 98-pitch performance.
David Robertson recorded the final out of the eighth inning and Mariano Rivera picked up his 15th save with a scoreless ninth for New York, which racked up a fifth straight win overall.
Vernon Wells went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI and Robinson Cano added a two-run shot, pacing the Yankees' offense.
Royals starter Ervin Santana (3-2) was touched for four runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 frames.
Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon each supplied an RBI for Kansas City.
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