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Archive for Sunday, March 4, 2001

Spring Training

Yankees nip Kansas City

March 4, 2001

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— 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.

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