Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano broke open a 2–1 contest in the third inning Sunday with a grand slam, the eighth of his career, as the Yankees cruised to a 10–4 win in Kansas City.
The base-clearing home run was just the second of the season for Cano, who hit 28 last year, while the four RBIs doubled his season total.
Just two batters later, Nick Swisher connected for a solo home run, his seventh of the season, that chased Royals starter Luke Hochevar who was charged with seven runs in two and a third innings, raising his ERA to a whopping 9.00 after six starts on the season.
On the other side, Yankees starter Phil Hughes went six and two-thirds innings allowing three runs on six hits while striking out seven Royals to lower his ERA to 6.67.
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