New York Yankees defeat Kansas City Royals, 6-1

KANSAS CITY - Now that's more like it.

CC Sabathia looked like the ace the Yankees expected him to be when they signed him over the winter, putting his Opening Day dud behind him by dominating the Royals Saturday night in a 6-1 win.

Sabathia tossed 7-2/3 shutout innings, holding the Royals to six hits. Sabathia struck out six without walking a batter, a far cry from the five-walk, zero-strikeout performance he had Monday in Baltimore. "He basically just got back to b...

KANSAS CITY - It wasn't a very happy birthday for Mark Teixeira, who spent his 29th sitting on the bench for the first time this season.

Teixeira was scratched from the lineup about an hour before last night's 6-1 win over the Royals because of a sore left wrist that has been bothering him since Thursday.

"I've never had anything like this before in my life," Teixeira said. "It's just frustrating that something like this is going to keep me out of the starting lineup...