Yankees Extend Win Streak To Five With Win In KC


To quote Michael Corleone “Just when I thought I was out they pulled me back in.” The Yankees have a way of doing that to you this season, and the start of a major week in their season begins on a high note as the win streak goes to five with an 8-1 over the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals.

The Yankees got to James Shields in the third inning. Ichiro Suzuki led off with a little comebacker that Shields threw away. Zelous Wheeler would walk, but would be erased on a groundout by Jacoby Ellsbury. Derek Jeter would ground out, but because Ellsbury was running Ichiro scored.

Mike Moustakas would hit his 15th homer of the year off Michael Pineda to tie it, but that’s all the Royals would get off him, as he pitched 6.2 of one run ball.

Stephen Drew hit his sixth homer of the year in the top of the fourth to make it 2-1.

The Yanks would break it open in the seventh. Martin Prado hit his ninth homer of the year leading off the inning. Chase Headley and Ichiro would single, but Headley would be erased on a groundout. Ellsbury and Jeter would single to each bring in a run. Brian McCann would get a sac fly after the call at the plate was overturned.

Ellsbury would tack on two more with his 11th homer of the year in the ninth.

The Yankees look to keep the good times rolling in Detroit with a three game set. Brandon McCarthy will face Rick Porcello at 7:05.