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New York Yankees' Lyle Overbay watches his sixth-inning grand slam off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis in a baseball game on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) winds up in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals in a baseball game Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, right, and Kansas City Royals catcher George Kottaras watch Cano's third-inning three-run home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis in a baseball game on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer bats in the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis (22) squats on the infield grass after allowing a sixth-inning grand slam to New York Yankees' Lyle Overbay in an 8-1 loss in a baseball game Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki (31) is out while trying to score on a passed ball as Kansas City Royals catcher George Kottaras looks to the umpire in the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) New York Yankees' Robinson Cano, center, reacts with teammates Brett Gardner, left, and Luis Cruz who also scored on Cano's third-inning three-run home run in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Wade Davis (22) looks toward left field after allowing a sixth-inning grand slam to New York Yankees' Lyle Overbay, background center, who celebrates with the Yankees third base coach in a baseball game on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. The Yankees won 8-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) New York Yankees Robinson Cano (24) smiles in the dugout during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bombers’ bats come alive in win over Royals


NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

Ivan Nova delivered another impressive pitching performance and the Yankees, held to one run each of the previous three days, stopped a threegame slide. They watched two more players get banged up, though, when slumping Travis Hafner and speedy Brett Gardner left with injuries.

Hafner came out with a bruised left foot, while Gardner departed with a bruised right leg after getting hit by a pitch for the second time. The team said X-rays on both were negative.

Gardner reached base all four times from the leadoff spot, including a pair of walks, and scored two runs.

Nova (4-2) yielded only four singles and a double in eight innings for his second win in three solid starts since returning from the minors. He struck out six and walked two



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