New York Yankees defeat Kansas City Royals, 10-4

Alex Rodriguez closed in on a home run milestone, but that was one of the few normal happenings Thursday night at the Stadium.

The slugger moved within one swing of the elite 600-homer club with a seventh-inning blast, while CC Sabathia grinded out an AL-best 13th victory in a 10-4 win over the Royals that included plenty of quirky plays.

A-Rod drove in a pair of runs in the first with a double, then moved closer to becoming the seventh player to reach 600 homers, be...