Tampa, Fla. It must have seemed like last summer for Glenallen Hill.
Hill homered twice, including a game-winning drive in the 11th inning Saturday that led the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-7.
"About a thousand feet total," Yankees manager Joe Torre said of Hill's two homers.
The Yanks, who trailed 6-0 after five innings, hit five home rs.
Nick Johnson, who missed all of last season with an injury, hit a two-run homer in his first game back. Carlos Garcia had a two-run homer to tie the game at 7 with one out in the ninth.
Luke Wilcox also hit a solo homer for New York. Randy Choate worked a scoreless 11th inning for the win.
Joe Randa hit a two-run homer and Hector Ortiz added a solo shot for the Royals. Randa, who went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, homered in the fifth inning to put the Royals up 6-0.
Hill, who had 10 homers in his first 51 at-bats after the Yankees acquired him from the Chicago Cubs last summer, had a solo homer in the seventh off Brett Laxton, a mammoth drive that landed in the pond behind the left-field fence.
Luke Wilcox and Johnson homered in the eighth off Jason Rakers to made it 7-5. Hill's game-winner came off loser Doug Bochtler.