Yanks needed digestive relief after all. They were down 3-0 on the 6th when they scored 3 runs to tie the game. But David Phelps walked the first two batters in the bottom of the inning (he threw a 3-1 curve ball to the lead off hitter, Billy Butler), and you just knew that wasn’t going to turn out well. And it didn’t because Salvador Perez cranked a 3-run homer and that put the Royals ahead for good.
“Frustrating is a PG-rated word for it,” Phelps said after the game. “Pitching decent going into the later parts of the games, but it’s tough to win ballgames when you give up four runs in the sixth and seventh inning. It’s just frustrating. … I’ve just got to trust my stuff and throw something over the plate. I’m trying to make the game a lot harder than it needs to be.”
Final Score: Royals 8, Yanks 4.
[Photo Credit: Peachridge Glass]