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      Cano powers Yankees over Royals 8-1.

      Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer, Lyle Overbay added a grand slam and the New York Yankees snapped out of their offensive funk with an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.

      Ivan Nova delivered another impressive pitching performance and the Yankees, held to one run each of the previous three days, stopped a three-game slide.

      They watched two more players get banged up, though, when slumping Travis Hafner and speedy Brett Gardner left with injuries.

      Hafner came out with a bruised left foot, while Gardner departed with a bruised right leg after getting hit by a pitch for the second time.

      The team said X-rays on both were negative and they were day to day.

      Nova (4-2) yielded only four singles and a double in eight innings for his second win in three solid starts.

      Cano and Overbay both connected off Wade Davis (4-8).