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Saturday, August 4, 2007

Game 110 notes: Yankees win 16-8

Alex Rodriguez finally got his 500th home run out of the way. The future Hall of Famer pulled the first pitch he saw from Kyle Davies down the left field line to make history Saturday afternoon, as the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 16-8.

Rodriguez hadn't hit a home run since July 25 and was hitless until August 2.

Phil Hughes came off the 60-day disabled list to make the start for the Yankees. He was good early on, but only lasted 4 2-3 innings, as he gave up seven hits and six earned runs. Mike Myers (3-0) was awarded the win in relief.

The Yankees recorded 21 hits, as they battered Kansas City pitching. Davies, making his first start since being traded to Kansas City, gave up five runs in three innings. John Bale (0-1) took the loss in relief.

Some notes from the game:

  • Six Yankees had at least three hits. Derek Jeter, Bobby Abreu, Alex Rodriguez, Hideki Matsui and Wilson Betemit had three hits each, and Robinson Cano had four hits.
  • Johnny Damon was held hitless in six at-bats.
  • Betemit is 4-6 since becoming a Yankee. He also has six RBIs and played his first career game at first base today. His three RBIs today came with two outs.
  • Kyle Farnsworth gave up another earned run in an inning of work today.
  • Luis Vizcaino pitched his 57th inning of relief today and struck out the side.
  • Melky Cabrera now has a 10-game hitting streak with his 1-5 day.
The Yankees have broken the 60-win plateau. Their record now stands at 60-50. Mike Mussina will face Gil Meche tomorrow afternoon.

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


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