Sunday, May 17, 2015

The New York Yankees are shutout in Kansas City and drop series

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 6-0.  Chris Capuano came back from injury to make his first start of the season for the Yankees and wasn't very good.  The Yankees offense didn't get much going. 

Capuano pitched three innings giving up four hits and four runs with two walks and four strikeouts.  He lost his first game of the season.  Esmil Rogers pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up three hits and two runs which were unearned and he walked two and struck out one, Justin Wilson struck out the only batter that he faced and Chasen Shreve pitched two perfect innings with a couple of strikeouts. 

Edison Volquez won his third game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up three htis and no runs with no walks and five strikeouts.  Wade Davis pitched an inning giving up a hit and two walks and two strikeouts and Jason Frasor pitched an inning giving up two hits. 

Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Brett Gardner had a hit and Alex rodriguez had a hit.  Brian McCann had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Chase Headley had two hits.  Didi Gregorius drew a walk and Rodriguez and Beltran each hit a double and the Yankees were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Rogers and Headley each committed an error. 

Alcides Escobar had a hit and an RBI, Mike Moustakas drew a walk and Lorenzo Cain drew a walk.  Eric Hosmer had a hit and drew a walk, Kendrys Morales had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Salvador Perez had two hits and two RBI.  Omar Infante had a hit and an RBI, Paulo Orlando had a hit and an RBI and Infante and Orlando each hit a double.  Perez hit a homerun and the Royals were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Perez hit a solo homerun to give the Royals a 1-0 lead.  In the fourth Morales hit an RBI single to give the Royals a 2-0 lead.  The Royals scored two runs in the fourth to push the lead to 4-0.  Perez hit an RBI single and Infante hit an RBI double.  In the sixth Orlando hit an RBI double to make it 5-0 and Escobar hit a sac fly in the sixth to make it 6-0 which would be the final score. 

The Yankees lost two out of three in the series and have lost five of their last six games.  They will be off on Monday and then have a brief two game series in Washington beginning on Tuesday night. 

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