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The New York Yankees (13-12) and Kansas City Royals (8-16) will continue a four-game American League series on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas oddsmakers have established the Yankees as -165 road favorites, while the total remains at 8.5 but is facing downward pressure in the betting market.

New York is in desperate need of a lift after learning that longtime closer Mariano Rivera is likely to miss the rest of the 2012 campaign due to suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Thursday night when shagging fly balls during the team's batting practice.

The Yankees are also in the midst of a season-high-tying three-game losing streak, as the offense has managed just four runs over that span, including three in a 4-3 setback to the Royals in the opener. The club is 5-5 ...

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