Yankees vs. Royals

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The Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals, 11-7, in the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Kauffman Stadium.

New York Yankees' Chris Carter is tagged out
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New York Yankees' Chris Carter is tagged out at home by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius slides home to
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius slides home to score on a sacrifice fly by Brett Gardner during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees touches
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Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees touches home plate to score as Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals is too late applying the tag during the fifth inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

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Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees dives
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Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees dives across home plate to score as Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals fields the throw during the fifth inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Chase Headley of the New York Yankees is
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Chase Headley of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Brett Gardner after scoring during the fifth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield celebrates as he
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Chris Carter beats the tag
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New York Yankees' Chris Carter beats the tag by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees is
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Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Gary Sanchez after scoring during the fifth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks watches a three-run
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks watches a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, left, and Didi
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, left, and Didi Gregorius celebrate after Hicks hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, right, and Aaron
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks, right, and Aaron Judge celebrate after Hicks hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Starlin Castro beats the tag
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New York Yankees' Starlin Castro beats the tag by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a single by Didi Gregorius during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates in the
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Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a home run hit by Salvador Perez during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates with Salvador
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Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates with Salvador Perez after Perez hit a two-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York
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Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees pitches during the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York
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Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees warms up prior to the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees rounds
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals is
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Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals is congratulated by Eric Hosmer after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Brett Gardner after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Starlin Castro hits an RBI
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New York Yankees' Starlin Castro hits an RBI single during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees hits
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Chris Carter of the New York Yankees is
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Chris Carter of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius throws to
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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius throws to first for the double play hit into by Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar after forcing Alex Gordon (4) out a second during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting pitcher Jason Vargas pitches during the first
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Starting pitcher Jason Vargas pitches during the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner beats the tag
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner beats the tag by Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a single by Starlin Castro during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws in the first inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner scores behind Kansas
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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner scores behind Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez on a double by Starlin Castro in the first inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Aaron Judge after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain beats the tag
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Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain beats the tag by New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius to steal second during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Chris Carter of the New York Yankees is
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Chris Carter of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Hicks of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Aaron Judge and Didi Gregorius after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals watches
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Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals watches as Salvador Perez crosses home plate after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York
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Starting pitcher Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees warms up prior to the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas throws in the first inning during Wednesday's baseball game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting pitcher Jason Vargas warms up prior to
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Starting pitcher Jason Vargas warms up prior to the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees dives
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Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees dives for home plate to score during the first inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is
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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees dives
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Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees dives for home plate to score as Salvador Perez of the Kansas City Royals waits for the throw during the first inning of the game at Kauffman Stadium on May 17, 2017 in Kansas City, Mo.

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