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June 9, 2008
Rivera surrenders ninth-inning homer and Yankees lose
NEW YORK (AP) - Jose Guillen finished off his big series against the New York Yankees in style, hitting a tiebreaking solo home run off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning Monday to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 3-2 win.
Guillen went deep on an 0-2 pitch from Rivera (2-2), pumping his right arm as he watched the ball sail over the fence while rounding first base. Rivera turned around and shouted several times after the drive - a rare show of emotion for the longtime closer.
It was Guillen's 11th homer of the season and fourth in the last three games. He went 9-for-16 in the four-game series with four homers and 10 RBIs, and also scored six runs to help the Royals gain a split.
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