Double Header Sweep — May 25, 2019: NY 7 KC 3; NY 6 KC 5

Good old fashioned double header Sweep for the 34-17 Yankees over the 17-34 KC Royals. The Yankees are now 11-1 in their last 12, and have won 7 in a row. They are in first place by 3 games over Tampa; 7.5 over Boston.

First Game — NY 7 KC 3

J.A. Happ was looking great thru 4 innings of shutout ball, and the Yankee offense — Clint Frazier with a 2-RBI double — had given him a 3-0 lead. Happ was shutting up the naysayers on Yankee Twitter who had been on his case for recent poor pitching.

And then Happ allowed a 3-run homer in the 5th to tie the score.

The Yankees jumped right back with a 2-run homer by Luke Voit in the top of the 7th to take the lead — and hand Happ the win.

Voit’s homer was a MASSIVE 470-foot shot.

Thairo Estrada doubled in 2 runs (Brett Gardner and Clint Frazier) in the 8th to provide insurance and the Yankee ballpen of Adam Ottavino and Luis Cessa pitched 3 shutout innings to give the Yanks the win.

The Boxscore

Second Game — NY 6 KC 5

In the second game, Chad Green “Opened” with a run on 3 hits allowed in the first. But Chance Adams came in to pitch what looked like a start — 4 innings, 3 runs — but was actually a long relief appearance.

And the Yankee replacement hitters exploded for 5 runs in the 2nd — Austin Romine doubling in Clint Frazier and Kendrys Morales; Cameron Maybin doubling in Romine and Gio Urshela; DJ LeMahieu singling in Maybin.

Typical Yankee Ballpen Appearance: 4 Innings of Shutout Ball

Chance Adams got credit for the win and the Yankee ballpen came in and did its thing — 4 innings of shutout ball by Jonathan Holder, Tommy Kahnle, Zack Britton, and Aroldis Chapman.


The Boxscore

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