The Yankees had countless chances to score against James Shields and the Royals. However, after going 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position, the Yankees were unable to overcome a 2-1 deficit, losing to the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Hiroki Kuroda did everything the Yankees had asked for, going seven innings while giving up two runs on four hits and striking out three. Adam Warren pitched a scoreless eighth inning. This was a perfectly winnable start, but the Yankees only scored one run in the sixth inning on an Ichiro Suzuki groundout.
— The Yankees are slated to play against the Royals in the series finale before the Yankees make their way Seattle to play the Mariners. Vidal Nuno will take the mound with hopes the Yankees can split this series while Jason Vargas will take the mound for the Royals. First pitch is at 8:07 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.