New York Yankees defeat Kansas City Royals, 8-3

KANSAS CITY - It took a monster night for Alex Rodriguez to realize what he's been missing all season.

A-Rod belted three home runs to lead the Yankees to an 8-3 win over the Royals, the fourth time in his career that he's gone deep three times in a game. "It was a fun night and a night I'll never forget," Rodriguez said. "You just don't do things like that very often in your career. It was nice to carry the team for one night; these guys have been carrying me all year....