{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Paulino never intimidated by an opponent

Paulino never intimidated by an opponent

|
Paulino never intimidated by an opponent
NEW YORK -- Felipe Paulino's buddies are calling him the "Yankee eater."

Paulino has certainly feasted on the Yankees this year, holding them scoreless for a total of 12 2/3 innings in two victories for the Royals. He's just the second Kansas City pitcher since 1995 to beat the Yankees twice in the same season; the other was Kyle Davies in 2010.

"It's nice to beat the Yankees," Paulino said. "Yankees are Yankees everywhere. It's the team everybody's talking about. But, for me, the Yankees are like any other team. I say to myself, 'Anybody coming to the plate with a bat is dangerous.' So I try to treat them like any other team -- go to the mound and compete and try to give the Royals a chance to win the game."

On Monday night, Paulino worked his way around several threats, and the Yankees were 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position while the right-hander was on the mound.

"He's been throwing well for them," said the Yankees' Derek Jeter. He throws hard and mixes it up. I feel like I'm saying the same thing about every pitcher we've faced lately."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español