Derek Jeter had four hits, New York batted around in both the first and second innings and the Yankees extended their winning streak to five as they beat the Royals 9-4 on Tuesday.
Wang Chien-ming (王建民) of Taiwan, (11-5) won for the eighth time in nine decisions, backed by another stellar night from New York's offense. The Yankees have scored 63 runs in a five-game span for the first time since July 26-29, 1931, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. New York put a runner on base in 24 consecutive innings before Joel Peralta pitched a perfect eighth.
New York (53-46), a season-best seven games over .500, has won 10 of 12 -- against Tampa Bay, Toronto and Kansas City -- and pulled within 4.5 games of Cleveland, the AL wild card leader. New York stayed 7.5 games back of AL East-leading Boston.
Scott Elarton (2-4) gave up seven runs and six hits in one-and-two-third innings, his ERA rising from 9.17 to 10.46.
Hours after announcing he plans to retire at the end of this season, Craig Biggio capped a six-run sixth inning with a tiebreaking grand slam that led the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Biggio, a 20-year veteran who reached 3,000 hits on June 28, connected off Rudy Seanez (6-2) for his fourth slam, his second this season.
Biggio was given a standing ovation before he came to the plate leading off the bottom of the first inning.
He also singled in the fifth and went 2-for-5. With 3,016 hits, he moved within four of Rafael Palmeiro for 23rd place.
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