Yankees Bats Spark Late Comeback
The Yankees bats have looked great thus far in the two games against the Kansas City Royals. They beat the Royals 10-7 last night in a come-from-behind victory.
Last night the 'Bombers' racked up their 2nd highest hit total of the season and the most since the second game of the year. Six of the team's 13 hits were doubles as the Yankees finally put together some great at-bats with runners in scoring position as they went 6-for-15.
Didi Gregorius had a bases loaded and clearing double in the 3rd inning that gave the Yankees the lead at the moment, but it wasn't until a Brett Gardner double that scored Ben Gamel in the 8th that the team was able to bounce back after starter Masahiro Tanaka gave up a season high 6 earned runs. Brian McCann then added a few insurance runs in the 8th as well with a 2-run double.
"This is the first time that we've battled back through a game a couple different times," McCann said. "Guys had some quality at-bats and huge moments, and we really haven't done that all year."
The Yankees absolutely needed every run as well. Royals CF Lorenzo Cain homered 3 times and drove in six of Kansas City's runs.
"If you look back at some of the previous games, I think I got away with some mistakes, but that wasn't the case today," Tanaka said through a translator.
New York is 13-3 when scoring three or more runs and 0-15 when scoring two or fewer. The Yankees have now won 4 of their last 5 games and look to keep their hot bats alive against Yordano Ventura as Michael Pineda takes the bump for the pinstripes.