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Yanks lose to Royals

NEW YORK (AP) - Joba Chamberlain lasted just 3 2-3 innings in his final tuneup for the postseason and was booed by fans at Yankee Stadium when he walked off Wednesday night during the Kansas City Royals' 4-3 win over New York.

Derek Jeter homered leading off the first, and Nick Swisher's 29th homer tied the score in the fifth, a two-run drive off Robinson Tejeda.

Kansas City broke a seventh-inning tie when Mark Teahen walked against Damaso Marte (1-3) and John Buck tripled off Sergio Mitre on a catchable drive that Swisher got turned around on and then fell down. Yuniesky Betancourt followed with a missed a squeeze bunt, and Buck was tagged out by catcher Jorge Posada.

Jamey Wright (3-5) pitched two innings for the win.

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