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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez rounds third base after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning. (July 22, 2010)

Yankees 10, Royals 4

The Yankees begin a four game series against the Kansas City Royals.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez follows through on
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez follows through on a solo home run as Kansas City Royals catcher Jason Kendall and home plate umpire Eric Cooper look on in the seventh inning. (July 22, 2010)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez rounds third base
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez rounds third base after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning. (July 22, 2010)

Alex Rodriguez hit his 599th home run in
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Alex Rodriguez hit his 599th home run in the 7th inning. (July 22, 2010)

Robinson Cano reaches down to make the tag
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Robinson Cano reaches down to make the tag on former Yankee Wilson Betemit when he tried to stretch a first inning single into a double. (July 22, 2010)

Curtis Granderson after striking out in the 2nd
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Curtis Granderson after striking out in the 2nd inning. (July 22, 2010)

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An image of the late New York Yankees
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An image of the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner hangs behind the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. (July 22, 2010)

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees runs
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Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees runs to the dugout wearing a black arm band against the Kansas City Royals. (July 22, 2010)

CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees pitches
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CC Sabathia of the New York Yankees pitches against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (July 22, 2010)

Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees
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Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees hits a double in the first against the Kansas City Royals. (July 22, 2010)

Bruce Chen #52 of the Kansas City Royals
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Bruce Chen #52 of the Kansas City Royals pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (July 22, 2010)

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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees
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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees runs to first base on his inside the park home run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals. (July 22, 2010)

A moment's silence is observed for the passing
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A moment's silence is observed for the passing of former Manager Ralph Houk prior to the game between the Kansas City Royals. (July 22, 2010)