The Yankee bats let Mike Mussina down and Mo Rivera got tagged for another homer as the Royals beat the Spanks 3-2 today at the Stadium. Mussina was terrific, allowing just two runs in eight innings (89 pitches total). Alex Rodriguez cracked a two-run dinger to tie the game in the seventh. But Jose Guillen hit a lead-off homer against Rivera in the ninth. Mo yelled as Guillen circled the bases. The frustraing game ended fittingly when Melky Cabrera tapped out with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. All of which will make for a long trip to the coast.
One step forward, one step back. Hard to know what you make of these guys, but the record says it all: 2-2 split against an awful Kansas City team and 32-32 overall.