The New York Yankees met up with the Kansas City Royals for game two of a 3 game set after losing to the Royals last night in a 6-5 game. It was a beautiful night for baseball in the Bronx. The game-time temperature was 74, and the game was started under sunny skies. The Yankees Michael King faced the Royals, Danny Duffy.
In the first inning, King faced Whit Merrifield hit to second, and the call on the field was safe, and on review, he was found to be out. Carlos Santana flew out to left. Salvatore Perez doubled to the left-field wall. Ryan O’Hearn hit a two-run homer to the right-field porch for a two-run lead in the first inning. Jorge Soler struck out to end the half, but the Royals went ahead 2-0. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu against Danny Duffy, and he went down on strikes. Aaron Judge went down on strikes. Gary Sanchez flew out to shallow left for the final out of the inning. Kansas City Royals 2 New York Yankees 0.
Kevin Gutierrez led off the second by flying out to center to Aaron Judge. Hunter Dozier ripped one to left, which Andujar caught. Michael Taylor lined out directly to Urshela at third for the 1-2-3 inning for King. The bottom was led off by Giancarlo Stanton, who worked a walk on six pitches. Luke Voit, who homered last night, struck out. Gleyber Torres, who was in a terrible slump, walked for the second walk of the inning. Miguel Andujar, with two on and one out, flew out to left field. Clint Frazier, who now has the worst batting average on the team, also walked to load the bases with the Yankees. Rougie Odor struck out, leaving the bases loaded as the Yankees have done so many times this season. Royals 2 Yankees 0.
Nicky Lopez led off the third inning by swinging out. Merrifield chopped to short for the second out of the inning. Santana hit on a bouncing ball to Andujar, who held it at a singer. Perez struck out to end the half. At the bottom, it was the top of the lineup for the Yankees. LeMahieu faced the second Royals pitcher Kyle Zimmer, and the bounced past short for a single. Aaron Judge flew out to right. Gary Sanchez ended the inning but hitting into a double play. Royals 2 Yankees 0.
O’Hearn led off the fourth and struck out swinging. Soler ground out. Gutierrez struck out to end the half. The Yankees Stanton walked for the second time in the game. Voit struck out. Andujar flew out to center. Torres walked for the second walk in the inning. Frazier hit a two-run double to the center-field wall to knot up the game at two apiece. Odor walked for the third walk of the inning. LeMahieu, with two on and two outs, flew out to center, but the Yankees tied up the game. New York Yankees 2 Kansas City Royals 2.
Taylor led off the fifth inning by struck out swinging. Lopez walked. Merrifield flew out to Judge in center for the second out. Lopez took second on a wild pitch. Santana was intentionally walked. Sebastian Rivero was hit by a pitch, and that was the night for King. He was replaced by Chad Green, who faced O’Hearn, who flew out to leave the bases loaded with Royals. At the bottom, Judge struck out on another low call. Sanchez grounded out to short. Stanton flew out on the eleven pitch at-bat. Yankees 2 Royals 2.
Jorge Soler led off the sixth against Chat Green and flew out to Andujar in left. Gutierrez flew out to Frazier in right. Dozier went down looking for a 1-2-3 inning for Green. At the bottom, Luke Voit led off for the Yankees, and facing Josh Staumont; he ground out to short. Torres struck out swinging. Andujar got a base hit to left past the third baseman. Frazier flew out to the warning track in right to end the inning. Yankees 2 Royals 2.
Michael Taylor led off the top of the seventh inning and flew out to Judge in center. Nicky Lopez ground out to short. Merrifield popped out to Voit in foul territory as Green put down all seven hitters he faced. After the stretch, Rougie Odor flew out to left field. LeMahieu worked a walk. With the new pitcher Scott Barlow on the mound, Aaron Judge struck out swinging. Gary Sanchez walked. Stanton walked for their ninth walk in the game. Luke Voit at the plate struck out, and the Yankees left the bases loaded again. Yankees 2 Royals 2.
The top of the eighth saw Carlos Santana at the plate against the new Yankee pitcher Zack Britton. Santana hit one into the left-field bleachers for the Royals lead in the game. Rivero, still looking for his first major league hit, struck out. O’Hearn struck out. Soler doubled over the head of Judge in center. Gutierrez chopped out to short, but the Royals took the lead in the game. At the bottom, Torres against Jake Brentz, he walked. Andujar hit into a double play with Torres tagged running the bases. Frazier walked. Odor hit a two-run home run into the bullpen in left field as the New York Yankee took the lead in the game. LeMahieu ground out to third for the final out of the inning. New York Yankees 4 the Kansas City Royals 3.
Aroldis Chapman on the mound for the Yankees faced Dozier, who struck out on a Chapman slider. Taylor hit past the diving Torres for a single. Hanser Alberto pinch-hitting struck out. Merrifield singled to Judge in right as Taylor took third. Santana was intentionally walked. Chapman faced the rookie Rivero who walked the game tied. O’Hearn rolled to third, and the Royals scored for the lead in the game in the ninth inning. With the bases still loaded, Dyson grounded out to second, but the Royals took the lead in the game 5-4.
At the bottom of the ninth, with the New York Yankees behind by one run, Aaron Judge took to the plate against Royal’s closer Greg Holland and struck out for an 0 for 5 on the night. Gary Sanchez, who was 0 for 3 on the night, hit a huge home run into the left-field stands to tie up the game at 5. Giancarlo Stanton singled to right. Tyler Wade pinch ran for Stanton. Wade took second on a wild pitch. Luke Voit hit one to the left-field wall as Wade scored for the Yankees win of the game.
The final score was New York Yankees 6 and the Kansas City Royals 5. The winning pitcher was Aroldis Chapman, who blew the save, and the loser was Greg Holland.