June 7, 2014 12:24 AM

Rookie pitcher quiets Royals’ bats in 4-2 loss to New York Yankees

The Royals responded to the embarrassing sweep by the Houston Astros of the previous week with some tone-setting victories. They took the series-openers at Toronto and St. Louis that paved the way for a positive response. That run ended Friday night, when the New York Yankees prevailed 4-2 to open a four-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

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