Yankees overcome 4-run deficit, beat Royals 5-4 in 13

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, September 01 2016 Sep 1, 2016 Thursday, September 01, 2016 4:27:59 PM CDT September 01, 2016 in Baseball
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Brian McCann delivered a sacrifice fly in the 13th inning and Dellin Betances shut down the Kansas City Royals in the bottom half to give the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory Wednesday night.

Royals reliever Chris Young (3-9) gave up a single to Didi Gregorius and a double to Starlin Castro to lead off the decisive frame. Matt Strahm came in against McCann for a lefty-lefty matchup, and the New York designated hitter lofted a fly ball to left to score the go-ahead run.

Ben Heller (1-0) pitched a perfect 12th to earn his first major league win, while Betances wrapped up a winning series for the Yankees by working around a leadoff walk for his seventh save.

Castro hit a two-run homer for the Yankees. Kendrys Morales hit one for Kansas City.

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