Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Carter's big plays help Yankees beat Royals

Carter's big plays help Yankees beat Royals

Bonifacio who has six homers, including four in his last five games went deep off Adam Warren.

Bonifacio hit a leadoff homer in the third and the Royals added another run that inning on an RBI double by Escobar.

"It's unusual because they have been so good, " Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of his relief corps after the Royals raced to a 6-2 win at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City are 3-10 in their last 13 Wednesday games and Kansas City are 4-12 in their last 16 road games while the under is 6-2 in Kansas City last 8 vs.

Jordan Montgomery spun 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball but took a loss Tuesday against the Royals.

Whit Merrifield clubbed a solo homer off Jonathan Holder and Mike Moustakas launched a two-run shot off Chasen Shreve during a three-run eighth, pushing the Royals (19-26) to a four-run lead.

"It was nice", Royals manager Ned Yost said. Kansas City recorded nine outs in the air against Montgomery and each of its home run hitters made outs via fly balls before homering.

However, it can't always work to perfection and the only bad point of it all was a loss for the Yankees and a win they could have had.

Home runs by Aaron Hicks in the fourth and Chris Carter in the fifth staked NY to a 2-0 lead against Duffy (4-3).

"I definitely felt like I was able to make pitches tonight and I wasn't wasting pitches, like I did last time out", Vargas said. They grinded a lot of at-bats out.

Jason Vargas (5-3) lost his second straight to the Yankees. Kansas City C Drew Butera was hit in the elbow on a backswing by RF Aaron Judge with two outs in the fourth inning but stayed in the game. He lowered his ERA from 4.81 to 4.30.

ROCKIES 8, PHILLIES 2 Charlie Blackmon hit a pair of two-run home runs, German Marquez tossed six effective innings and Colorado beat host Philadelphia. In the first two innings, opponents are 14-for-59 (.237) off him, but after that, opponents are hitting.364 (40-for-110). Then he left a 1-and-2 fastball up to Lorenzo Cain, who blasted it to left for his second homer. He allowed homers to Logan Morrison and Rickie Weeks on May 10, and last week he served up homers to New York's Carter and Gary Sanchez.

"I haven't really wavered in my confidence", he said. "He didn't walk anyone tonight, and that was the big thing; it seems to be some of the trouble he's had, the walks have scored and they've hit some home runs after walks and kind of piled on".

The Royals almost tied the game at three in the top of the seventh, when right fielder Jorge Soler appeared to score from second after Escobar was called safe on a grounder up the middle. Six of the first eight Blue Jays batters reached based against Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson (2-3).

The right-hander has struggled to give the Yankees distance in the last two starts.

Danny Duffy, who wasn't quite as sharp against the Yanks as he was last week, allowing two solo homers on Tuesday, but he otherwise got the job done.

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