The Yankees will continue their road trip with a four-game set in Kansas City. The Yankees swept the Royals last month at Yankee Stadium. Kansas City is the exactly the team the Yanks wanted to see after an emotional win in Texas…

AP

Here’s the tale of the tape…

NYY KC
OBP .350 (1st) .330 (7th) NYY
HRs 133 (3rd) 74 (12th) NYY
ERA 3.85 (4th) 5.04 (13th) NYY
BAA .246 (3rd) .277 (12th) NYY
Fielding .988 (2nd) .981 (14th) NYY
Advantage NYY

Pitching Match-Ups:

The Yankees avoid Zack Greinke again and will face a pitcher they’ve never seen before on Sunday, 30-year-old Bryan Bullington..Wonderful….

Thursday, 8:10 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (14-5, 3.14 ERA) vs. Bruce Chen (7-5, 4.44 ERA)

Last Start:

Sabathia: Win, eight innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Boston)
Chen: Win, seven innings, one earned runs, four strikeouts (at Seattle)

**Sabathia defeated the Royals earlier this year, posting six innings of three run ball. He is 8-2 with a 3.13 ERA during night games.

**The Yankees knocked Chen around earlier this season, scoring five runs in six innings. Chen is 3-2 with a 5.06 ERA at home this year.

Friday, 8:10 PM, YES: Dustin Moseley (2-1, 3.86 ERA) vs. Kyle Davies (5-7, 5.21 ERA)

Last Start:
Moseley: Win, 6 1/3 innings, two earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Boston)
Davies: Loss, six innings, two earned runs, five strikeouts (at Seattle)

**Moseley is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA on the road this year. He’ll look to build off his impressive start against the Red Sox.

**The Yanks managed to score four runs off of Davies in five innings, but Davies still came up with a 7-4 win.

Saturday, 7:10 PM, YES: Phil Hughes (13-5, 3.92 ERA) vs.Sean O’Sullivan (1-3, 5.05 ERA)

Last Start:
Hughes: Loss, six innings, two earned runs, three strikeouts (vs. Boston)

O’Sullivan: Loss, 6 1/3 innings, six earned runs, six strikeouts (at Los Angeles)

**Hughes is 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA on the road this season.

**Since being acquired from the Angels, O’Sullivan’s ERA has ballooned from 2.08 to 5.05. He is 0-3 in four starts with KC.

Sunday, 2:10 PM, YES: AJ Burnett (9-9, 4.87 ERA) vs. Bryan Bullington (0-2, 4.85 ERA)

Last Start:
Burnett: Loss, seven innings, three earned runs, four strikeouts (at Texas)

Bullington: Loss, six innings, three earned runs, four strikeouts (at Los Angeles)

**Burnett is 5-5 with a 5.35 ERA on the road this year. He threw five scoreless innings against the Royals earlier this year before being chased by a long rain delay.