Game 62: Yankees at Royals
NEW YORK YANKEES (31-30) at KANSAS CITY ROYALS (30-32)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 4.27) vs. RHP James Shields (6-3, 3.68)
Sunday, June 8, 2014 • Kauffman Stadium • 2:10 P.M. ET
Game #62 • Road Game #33 • TV: YES • Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM
CENTER OF ATTENTION: CF Jacoby Ellsbury has a Yankees-team-season-high 12G hitting streak, surpassing Derek Jeter’s 11G streak (4/6-22)…over the span is batting .396 (19-for-48) with 6R, 2 doubles, 1HR, 8RBI, 5BB, 7SB and a .453 OBP.
DAY OWLS: The Yankees are 15-6 (.714) in day games this season, marking the second-best such winning pct. in the Majors (S.F., 17-6, .739.
TRIPLE PLAY: On Saturday, the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Yankees announced a four-year extension of their player development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season…the four-year extension is the longest allowed per baseball rules.
ON THE MEND: On Saturday, RHP Shawn Kelley made his first rehab appearance, facing three batters with Double-A Trenton vs. Altoona (0.2IP, 1BB, 2K, 19 pit./11 str.)…C Francisco Cervelli has played two rehab games for Single-A Tampa (on Thursday and Friday), going 0-for-6 with 1BB (1GS at C, 1GS as DH).