BREAKING: Good news and bad news for Yankees

The New York Yankees rallied in the eighth inning to take a 3-2 lead after trailing 2-0 and collecting only one hit against Kansas City Royals starter Alec March. The inning began with Anthony Rizzo’s home run to right field, which barely cleared the fence thanks to a windy day that pushed the ball a few feet further.

Yankees’ Late Rally Not Enough in Kansas City

The momentum continued when catcher Austin Wells reached base after an error by Royals second baseman Garrett Hampson. Shortly after, reserve outfielder Trent Grisham hit to right field, and Anthony Volpe grounded out to third, but not before scoring a key run. Star slugger Juan Soto followed with a single to right, giving the Yankees a narrow edge.

A Disappointing Turn and Pitching Efforts

Despite their efforts, the Yankees were unable to secure a victory (4-3). In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Royals used efficient small-ball tactics, scoring two runs to reclaim the lead. Maikel Garcia, the leadoff hitter, singled to left field to drive in the winning runs before walking off.

This change of events was especially disappointing because the Yankees had struggled offensively throughout the game, going hitless for the first seven innings. Although they momentarily held the advantage, they squandered it, missing the opportunity to sweep the four-game series.


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Despite the loss, the Yankees still have baseball’s best record (.690 winning percentage) and a 2.5-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.

Nestor Cortes encountered several struggles on the mound but still delivered a respectable outing, allowing two runs and striking out two batters in 88 pitches. Cortes presently has the highest ERA among the Yankees’ starting pitchers, at 3.59, which is still a respectable figure.

Cole’s anticipated return in the coming weeks, as well as Clarke Schmidt’s rehabilitation from a right lat injury, are expected to significantly boost the Yankees’ rotation. Cortes might move to the bullpen once the rotation reaches full fitness.

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