The Yankees beat the Royals, 6-5, to earn a sweep in today's split doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium. >> Box score
Four takeaways from Saturday's game...
1) After Chad Green allowed a first inning run as the Yankees opener, the team turned to Chance Adams, the club's 26th man for the doubleheader. Adams pitched well, despite his line as his defense was atrocious behind him and the official scorer handed out some gift hits to the Royals that probably should have been ruled errors. Regardless, anyone watching had to like how Adams got the ball back each time his defense failed him, threw strikes and worked at a very good pace. He earned his first career MLB win.
2) The Yankees shot out to a 5-1 lead in the second inning, scoring all the runs before registering an out in the frame with Austin Romine and Cameron Maybin notching two-RBI hits. Romine ended up with three hits and Maybin recorded two knocks on the night.
3) The Yankees six through nine hitters did most of the damage for the Yanks, going 7-for-13 with five walks, five runs and five RBIs.
4) After Adams left the game, Jonathan Holder and Tommy Kahnle tossed hitless scoreless innings. Zack Britton allowed a hit in the eighth, but no runs, which stretched his scoreless streak to 10 games. Finally, Aroldis Chapman closed out the game, recording his 14th save despite allowing a run.
Get on, get in. pic.twitter.com/UsMA3kJKG4- New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 26, 2019
The Yankees will send RHP Domingo Germán (9-1, 2.60 ERA) to the mound in the series finale against Kansas City's LHP Danny Duffy (3-1, 3.45 ERA) on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.