The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The game took place at Kaufmann Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri and the final score was 5-4 in 13 innings. Luis Cessa started for the Yankees and he pitched ok and the bullpen was great. Starlin Castro had three hits and a couple of RBI and Brett Gardner and Chase Headley each had two hits.
Cessa pitched six innings giving up six hits and four runs with three of them being earned. He walked one and struck out two. Chasen Shreve pitched two innings walking one and striking out three, Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him and Adam Warren pitched to two batters retiring them both. Blake Parker pitched two innings walking one and striking out one, Ben Heller earned his first win pitching a perfect inning and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a walk and he earned his seventh save of the season.
Ian Kennedy pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and four runs with two walks and a strikeout. Scott Alexander pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit, Peter Moylan didn't record an out and Brian Flynn pitched to one batter and retired him. Kelvin Herrera pitched a perfect inning, Brooks Pounders pitched two perfect innings striking out two and Chris Young pitched an inning giving up four hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout. Young lost his ninth game of the season and Matt Strahm pitched an inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Gardner had two hits, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk. Mark Teixeira had a hit, Didi Gregorius had a hit and an RBI and Castro had three hits and two RBI. Brian McCann had an RBI, Headley had two hits and drew a walk and Aaron Hicks drew a walk. Sanchez hit a double, Castro hit a double and Castro hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Headley had a stolen base and Headley committed an error.
Jarrod Dyson drew a walk, Cheslor Cuthbert had a hit and drew a walk and Eric Hosmer had a hit and an RBI. Kendrys Morales had a hit and two RBI, Salvador Perez had two hits and Alex Gordon drew a walk. Alcides Escobar had a hit and an RBI, Raul Mondesi Jr. drew a walk and Escobar hit a double. Morales and Hosmer each hit a homerun and the Royals were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Dyson had a stolen base and Burns had two stolen bases. Mondesi was caught stealing and Cuthbert and Orlando each committed an error.
In the first Morales hit a two run homerun to give the Royals a 2-0 lead. In the second Escobar hit an RBI double to push the lead to 3-0 and in the third Hosmer hit a solo homerun extending the Royals lead to 4-0. In the sixth Gregorius hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 4-1. Castro hit a two run homerun still in the sixth and the lead was cut to 4-3. In the seventh Ellsbury hit a sac fly to tie the game at four. In the 13th McCann hit a sac fly to make it 5-4 Yankees and that would be the final score of the game.
The Yankees won two out of three in the series and will be off on Thursday before beginning an important series in Baltimore on Friday night. The Yankees trail the Orioles by two games in the loss column for the second wild card heading into this series.