Yankees pound Royals with 3 HRs

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter waves goodbye to the fans after grounding out against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning  of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The Yankees won 8-1 in the team's final appearance this season in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter waves goodbye to the fans after grounding out against the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The Yankees won 8-1 in the team's final appearance this season in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Derek Jeter drove in two runs in his final scheduled trip to Kauffman Stadium, backing a sharp outing from Michael Pineda and helping the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.

Jacoby Ellsbury drove in a run in the seventh inning with the 1,000th hit of his career, then added a two-run homer in the ninth. Stephen Drew and Martin Prado also homered for New York.

Pineda (3-2) gave up a solo shot to Mike Moustakas leading off the third inning, but that was about it in his third game back from the disabled list. Pineda struck out five without a walk in 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time since beating the Cubs on April 16.

James Shields (12-7) allowed six runs over 6 2-3 innings for Kansas City.

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