Apr 23, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher David Phelps (41) walks to the dugout after being relieved during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Recap: Phelps Hit Hard As Yankees Fall To Royals

The Yankees came into this game feeling pretty good about themselves, having won their last two in a row. They would leave however, feeling less than satisfied.

David Phelps got the start for the Yankees, and looked impressive in the first inning, setting the Royals down 1-2-3, with two strikeouts. In the second however, he would give up an RBI double to Alex Gordon, and RBI singles to Lorenzo Cain, and Alcides Escobar to put the Yankees in a 3-0 hole.

For five innings, the Yankees made Royals’ starter Danny Duffy look unhittable, recording only four base runners during that span. In the sixth however, after a single by Derek Jeter, and a walk by Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran recorded his first hit since coming off the DL, sending a double into right field to drive in Jeter, and sending Mark Teixeira to third. The very next batter, Yangervis Solarte, would line a base hit into center field  to drive in Teixeira and Beltran to tie the game at 3.

The happiness would quickly disappear however, as David Phelps would allow back-to-back walks to Billy Butler and Alex Gordon, and then a monstrous home run by Salvador Perez would essentially end it for the Yankees, as the Royals would go on to win by a final score of 8-4. With the loss, Phelps falls to 1-4, and send the Yankees to a dismal 31-30 record on the season.

Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 4.27 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees tomorrow afternoon, against James Shields (6-3, 3.68 ERA).

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