NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Jose Guillen's ninth-inning home run Monday lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees.
Guillen hit a 0-2 pitch from Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera (2-2) and it just cleared the left-field wall for his 11th home run of the season.
The shot earned the Royals a split of the four-game series in New York. Guillen had nine hits, including four home runs, and 11 runs batted in the series.
Those runs came off Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar, who allowed four hits through six innings. Yasuhiko Yabuta (1-0) earned the win by getting the final out of the eighth inning and Joakim Soria survived a shaky ninth for his 14th save.