Yanks edge Royals

7:52 PM, May 11, 2013   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Vernon Wells stroked a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth to lift the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the middle test of a three-game set Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Jayson Nix collected two of New York's six hits, while starter Andy Pettitte (4-2) struck out seven and allowed just two runs on five hits over seven strong frames to lead the Yankees to their fourth straight win.

Mariano Rivera worked around a two-out double in the ninth to nail down his 14th save.

James Shields (2-3) was a hard-luck loser, giving up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks over eight efficient innings.

Billy Butler belted a solo homer and Lorenzo Cain added an RBI in the setback, Kansas City's second in a row and fifth in its last six games.

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