Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Yanks rally despite Cain's 3 homers

Yankees rookie Ben Gamel slides past Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Getty Images

Yankees rookie Ben Gamel slides past Royals catcher Salvador Perez with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

NEW YORK — Brett Gardner doubled home the tiebreaking run off Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning, and the Yankees overcame three home runs by Lorenzo Cain to beat the reeling Royals 10-7 Tuesday night.

In a back-and-forth game, Kansas City rallied from deficits of 1-0, 5-3 and 7-6 as Cain tied his career high with five RBIs. Cheslor Cuthbert also homered for the Royals, who have hit six home runs in the first two games of the series.

But Gold Glove shortstop Alcides Escobar allowed Ben Gamel's grounder to bounce off his glove for an error with one out in the eighth, and Gardner followed with a drive to left-center off Herrera for an 8-7 lead. Starlin Castro was hit by a pitch, and Brian McCann hit a two-run double off the fence in right-center.

Aroldis Chapman, who returned from a 29-game domestic violence suspension Monday, followed with a hitless ninth for his first Yankees save.

New York trailed 2-1, 3-2 and 6-5 before winning its fourth in five games. The Yankees are 13-3 when scoring three or more.

World Series champion Kansas City has lost 11 of 14.

Cain hit a solo homer in the third and a three-run drive in the fifth off starter Masahiro Tanaka. He added a tying homer off Andrew Miller leading off the eighth and became the seventh Royals player to hit three homers in a regular-season game.

Yankees 10

Royals 7

Yanks rally despite Cain's 3 homers 05/10/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Dave Andreychuk going into Hall of Fame

    Blogs

    For Dave Andreychuk, the wait is finally over.

    Dave Andreychuk helped lead the Lightning to its only Stanley Cup in 2004.
  2. UPDATE: Rays finalizing deal to get SS Hechavarria for 2 minor-leaguers

    Blogs

    Hechavarria is a two-time Gold Glove finalist who could help settle the Rays sometimes leaky infield defense.

    Adeiny Hechavarria is a two-time Gold Glove finalist who could help settle the Rays sometimes leaky infield defense.
  3. Timmy Claus is coming to town

    Blogs

    The circus is coming to town.

    Well, close enough.

    Timmy the Tebow is coming to Tampa Bay.

    It’s true. At least it could be. St. Timothy has been promoted by the New York Mets to high Class-A Port St. Lucie. If he stays promoted, Tebow should be in Tampa Bay for eight games beginning August 10 …

    Coming soon: Tim Tebow will hit Tampa Bay in August.
  4. Ranking Malik Zaire among 2017's top transfer quarterbacks

    Blogs

    The Florida Gators' Malik Zaire is among many transfers who could become starters at their new school. Here's how he stacks up in our rankings of top transfer quarterbacks:

  5. Lightning re-sign Yanni Gourde to two-year, one-way deal

    Blogs

    Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fightning to stay in pro hockey.

    Yanni Gourde seized his moment with six goals in 20 games as a callup last season.