Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Alex Rodriguez belted a go-ahead three-run homer and right-hander Michael Pineda delivered 6 2/3 superb innings as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 4-2 victory on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
The Royals lost their fourth straight, their longest losing streak since late August, and dropped into a tie for first place in the American League Central with surging Minnesota.
Brian McCann homered for the Yankees in the second inning before Rodriguez lined a laser just over the wall in left field in the third.
Pineda gave up six hits and one run while walking one and striking out eight.
Chris Young took the loss for the Royals, going six innings and giving up four runs. He walked two and struck out seven. Young had given up just one earned run total in his previous four starts.
Well, that was a pleasant surprise. The amount of power A-Rod has is ridiculous. He barely looked like he exerted himself on the three-run home run.
It was great to see Pineda return to form. He’s going to have to perform well for the next month if he wants to be the Yankees’ token All-Star representative.