Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas, left, celebrates with Salvador Perez after hitting a three-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey in the third inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy King)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and the Kansas City Royals cruised to an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.
Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar and Nori Aoki drove in a run apiece as the Royals bounced back from an offensively inept performance in a 4-2 series-opening loss Friday night.
Aaron Crow (3-1) retired one batter in the sixth in relief of starter Danny Duffy, and breezed through the seventh to earn the victory. Kelvin Herrera and Michael Mariot finished it off.
David Phelps (1-4) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5 2-3 innings.