They came from two hungry hitters, a couple of tape-measure blasts launched toward the waterfall monument that spans the outfield seats at Kauffman Stadium.
They traveled an estimated 419 feet and 416 feet, one landing deep in right-center field and the other in left, accounting for seven Yankee runs in a 10-4 victory over the Royals this afternoon.
But most importantly, they came from Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez, two sluggers who had gone cold at the heart of the Yankees lineup. Over their past five games — four of which were losses — they didn’t have a single RBI between them.
This afternoon, Cano doubled his home run total and RBI total with the third inning grand slam. For Rodriguez, a three-run shot in the eighth provided his fifth home run of the season and his first RBI in seven games.