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Yankees avoid sweep to Royals

The New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep Thursday, as they defeated the Kansas City Royals 6-1 in the series finale.

New York won the game as -145 road favorites, while the seven runs fell UNDER the posted over/under (10).

Melky Cabrera was 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs in leading the Yankees. Andy Pettitte allowed one run in 6 2-3 innings to collect his first win of the season.

Mark Teahen was 3-for-4 at the plate for the Royals. John Bale surrendered four runs off eight hits over six innings in the loss.