Yankees sweep Royals

4:02 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Huroki Kuroda threw 7 2/3 strong innings, Robinson Cano and Vernon Wells clubbed back-to-back homers, and the New York Yankees remained hot with a 4-2 triumph over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Both Cano and Wells drove in a pair of runs, with Wells finishing 3-for-4 and Cano and Chris Stewart each collecting two hits to help the Yankees to a season-high fifth straight win and the team's first three-game sweep in Kansas City since Sept. 7-9, 2007.

Kuroda (5-2) aided the cause by yielding just two runs on six hits while working at least seven frames for a third consecutive start.

Making his final scheduled appearance at Kauffman Stadium, Mariano Rivera tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his 15th save in as many chances to begin the season.

Ervin Santana (3-2) served up Cano and Wells' back-to-back blasts during a three-run top of the third, and surrendered four runs in all on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings to receive the loss.

Alex Gordon went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the setback, the sixth in seven outings for the Royals.

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