Yankees explode four leads in savage 11-innings win over Royals – .

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Yankees explode four leads in savage 11-innings win over Royals – .


After taking the lead in four consecutive innings – including two times that would have sealed a victory – the Yankees secured Wandy Peralta’s last three strikeouts in a crazy 8-6, 11 innings win over the Royals on Monday night at Kauffman Stadium .

“It was a chore,” Luke Voit said. “We had ups and downs, but we won. “

With additional runner Joey Gallo in second to start in 11th, DJ LeMahieu scored a brace away down the center-right to put the Yankees ahead for good.

After Tyler Wade and Kyle Higashioka came out with two strikeouts, Brett Gardner hit hard ground just shortstop Nicky Lopez, but the ball made a bad jump and appeared to hit Lopez in the face. It was ruled as a hit and allowed Wade and LeMahieu to score.

The extra points were welcome for the Yankees, who became the first team in the modern era to lose leads in the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th innings of the same game, according to StatsbyStats.

They looked set to start again in the 11th, as Peralta secured the first two outs before an RBI single from Edward Olivares and a single by Hunter Dozier.

But Peralta led Carlos Santana on a helicopter to third place, ending the Yankees’ marathon victory after 4 hours and 52 minutes.

Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge and the Yankees clinched an insane 8-6 victory over the Royals on Monday.
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“Here are those guys,” Aaron Boone said of the win. “It hasn’t been easy all year. They keep coming.

Before that, after six scoreless innings, the Yankees took the lead – and gave it back every time, losing a one point lead in the seventh, eighth and ninth and a two point lead in the 10th.

They were a long way from a win late in the ninth before Zack Britton – more closely replacing Aroldis Chapman, suffering from an inflamed left elbow – walked Whit Merrifield. Merrifield stole second place and scored on a Lopez single to the left.

Then in 10th, with additional runner Andrew Velazquez in second, Wade scored in the middle to put the runners in the corners for Higashioka, whose ball flying towards the track in the middle scored Velazquez. Wade also took second on the fly and came in to score on Gardner’s single down the middle, giving the Yanks a two-point lead.

Clay Holmes came on late in the 10th and got a Santana goal that sent Dozier to third and put Andrew Benintendi on the trail. A wild throw moved Benintendi to second place.

Jarrod Dyson’s sacrificial volley on the left made it a one-point game and Hanser Alberto scored a single to lead to Benintendi to tie the game – again.

Sees, in his second game after returning from an inflamed left knee, gave the Yankees a one point lead with a solo right shot with two strikeouts early in the ninth.

At the start of the weekend, Voit’s place on the list seemed questionable, but the Yankees placed Anthony Rizzo on COVID IL on Sunday, which led to Voir to return.

It was a rare moment in what has been a grueling season for Voit, who was sidelined by knee surgery during spring training and at the start of the regular season, as well as a slant. tense.

But Voir’s time as a hero was short-lived, as Britton was unable to protect the lead.

“The extra innings are difficult to navigate,” said Boone. “Give the credit to the Royals. They fought. It won’t always be perfect, but we have to keep going and moving forward.

The Yankees had also not scored since the sixth inning of their victory on Saturday, a 17-inning period including Sunday’s shutout loss to the Mariners.

They finally broke through in the seventh when Aaron Judge snatched a double with a left indent and Gallo’s Grounder in the middle bounced off second base, allowing him to hit a single.

With runners in the corners, LeMahieu hit a dribbler in front of home plate. Hernandez lined up the ball and shoveled it at home, where Cam Gallagher hit a slippery judge at home – after the judge had a bad jump from the third.

The Yankees contested the appeal, but it was upheld and the game remained tied.

But Voit’s single on the left scored Gallo to put the Yankees ahead.

Taillon had pitched six scoreless innings before a single from Emmanuel Rivera ended his evening in seventh.

With Ryan O’Hearn on the plate, Jonathan Loaisiga made an erroneous selection throw in the first which sent pinch runner Dyson to the second, then knocked Dyson back in the third, which led to Boone being sent off for having pleaded the appeal.

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