The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-3. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched ok and the bullpen was great. Starlin Castro and Chase Headley each had two hits and two RBI.
Eovaldi pitched five innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two walks and three strikeouts. He won his third game of the season. Kirby Yates pitched a perfect inning, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Chasen Shreve pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Ian Kennedy started for the Royals and lost his third game of the season. He pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up five hits and seven runs with three walks and six strikeouts. Chien-Ming Wang pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout and Scott Alexander pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Brett Gardner drew a walk, Castro had two hits and two RBI and Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Carlos Beltran drew two walks, Didi Gregorius had a hit and two RBI and Headley had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Austin Romine had a hit, Castro, Headley and Gregorius each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 1-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.
Lorenzo Cain had a hit and drew a walk, Eric Hosmer had two hits and Kendrys Morales drew a walk. Alex Gordon had two hits and two RBI, Cheslor Cuthbert had a hit and Christian Colon had two hits and an RBI. Paulo Orlando had a hit, Cuthbert hit a double and Hosmer hit a double. Gordon hit a homerun and the Royals were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the first Castro hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the second Headley hit a two run homerun to make it 3-0 Yankees. In the fourth Gordon hit a solo homerun and it was 3-1 Yankees. Colon hit an RBI single in the fourth to cut the lead to 3-2. Gregorius hit a two run homerun in the fourth to make it 5-2. In the fifth Gordon hit an RBI single to make it 5-3 Yankees. In the seventh Castro hit an RBI single and McCann had an RBI walk to make it 7-3 Yankees. That would be the final score of the game.
The Yankees took three of four in the series. The Yankees will continue their homestand on Friday night with the Chicago White Sox.