The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 4-2. Chase Whitley started and pitched great. Dellin Betances and David Robertson closed it out. Brian McCann had the big hit which was a three run double.
Whitley pitched seven innings giving up two runs on five hits. He walked none and struck out three and earned his first major league win. This was also the first time he went past five innings in any of his starts this year. Betances pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and he gave up a hit and Robertson pitched a scoreless inning to pick up his 14th save of the season. Robertson gave up a hit and a walk with two strikeouts.
Jeremy Guthrie lost his sixth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up six hits and four runs. He walked one and struck out two, Francisley Bueno pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk and Wilken Rodriguez pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk with a strikeout.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner had two hits and Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk. McCann had a hit and three RBI, Yangervis Solarte drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit. Brian Roberts had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Brendan Ryan had a hit and McCann hit a double. The Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Ryan was caught stealing and Suzuki was picked off in the game.
Nori Aoki had a hit, Billy Butler had a hit and Alex Gordon had two hits and drew a walk. Salvador Perez had a hit and an RBI, Lorenzo Cain had a hit and an RBI and Alcides Escobar had a hit. Gordon, Cain, Escobar and Butler each hit a double. The Royals were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Gordon had a stolen base and Aoki was caught stealing. Infante committed an error.
Roberts hit an RBI single in the second giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second Perez tied the score with an RBI single. McCann hit a three run double in the third to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead. The Royals would score one more run in the fifth on a Cain RBI double. The final score was 4-2 Yankees as they held on in the ninth for the win. It was the Yankees second win in a row. The two teams will play game two of their four game series on Saturday night.