Royals top Yankees

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the New York Yankees for the second time in 10 tries, and run-starved Zack Greinke (1-6) went five innings for his first win in 15 starts.

It was also the Royals’ first win under new manager Buddy Bell.

Bell hiring resonates with K.C.

KANSAS CITY — Buddy Bell faces a daunting rebuilding project with a team that could be headed for record losses, and he’s promising no quick turnaround for the Kansas City Royals.

The team’s new manager started on Tuesday, with his first game against the New York Yankees. He was given a contract through 2007, even though returning the Royals (13-37) to respectability could take longer.

Rockies stop Cards, Mulder

DENVER — Jason Jennings became the winningest pitcher in Coors Field history on Tuesday night, allowing one run in seven innings to help the Colorado Rockies snap a four-game losing skid with a 2-1 victory against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Dustan Mohr and Todd Greene hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth to give Jennings (3-6) the runs he needed to win his 25th game at Coors, passing Pedro Astacio. With the win, the Rockies snapped Mark Mulder’s seven-game winning streak.

Morris finding familiar success

ST. LOUIS — With every appearance, Matt Morris puts distance between an injury-plagued year and the shoulder injury that forced a late beginning to his season.

Morris, who won 15 games with a career-worst 4.72 ERA last year, began this year as the fifth starter. But with a 5-0 record and rotation-best 3.38 ERA heading into today’sstart at Colorado, he’s been closer to the staff ace who had 39 victories in 2001-02.

County denies rezoning request

The developer of proposed 227-home addition outside Ashland failed to persuade the Boone County Commission to approve his plan Tuesday night.

Miller Properties LLC proposed the development, dubbed Shadowridge Estates, for a tract nearly one mile west of Ashland. It asked that the commission rezone 114 agricultural acres for residential and commercial use.