Yankees almost pulled it off. Down 7-1 to five, Bombers became an exciting comeback to tie the game in the ninth. Had they pushed another run across, they could very well have won their eighth straight and swept both Royals and their road trip. Unfortunately, it was not supposed to be when former Yankee Ian Kennedy managed to blow the rescue, but not the whole game, as the game was tied in extras where the royals went in the tenth.
Winner of the Game
] The Yankees set up seven races, but the strong offensive production was more of a group effort than the result of some particularly large individual games. We can highlight Gleyber Torres when the young infielder probably had the best day in any Yankee. He ran back from a hitless doubleheader yesterday to keep the Yankees in play today and toss a few hits, including a three-run blast in the sixth that gave the Yankees a shot. His slash line of the year is now at .290 / .335 / .549, good for a 1
Honest mention: Nestor Cortes, who acquitted himself quite well with four shutdown innings in relief, helps save the team's bullpen after Saturday's twinbill.
Leaving the game
Here's a light one. The regression gods came to Domingo German, when the kings tagged him for seven rounds in five innings of four races. Home interest rates can fluctuate wildly at times, and the German HR / 9 rate, which was 0.81 into the game, ballooned to 1.34 thanks to a poor start. He knocked out six and left no one as he usually does almost no matter how his overall start goes. Unfortunately, even when he missed bats, German couldn't keep the ball in the park on a hot day in Kansas City and it cost him.
Honest mention: Jonathan Holder, whose tour of Billy Hamilton led to the Royals' possible walk-off.