Danny Duffy scored seven innings with three hits, Mike Moustakas fired a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 on Thursday to avoid a sweep in the three-game series.
Duffy (3-3) had 10 strikeouts, his best campaign count. He gave up a couple of tickets and scored his first win since April 14, when he overcame the Angels.
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The left-hander had a 0-3 record with two games without decision in his last five starts.
Mike Minor took charge of the eighth, before Kelvin Herrera allowed a run in the ninth.
The Royals scored twice in the second game against Jordan Montgomery (2-3), before Moustakas found a pitch from that same pitcher and deposited the ball in the bullpen in the right field. That lasso in the fifth act stretched the front.
For the Yankees, the Dominicans Gary Sanchez 4-1, Starlin Castro 4-1 with a scored.
For the Royals, the Venezuelans Alcides Escobar of 3-0 with an annotated one, Salvador Pérez of 3-0. Jorge Bonifacio of 2-1. The Cuban Jorge Soler of 3-0 with an annotated one.