Chase Headley FINALLY got his first extra base hit of the season, and it was one of three Yankees’ HRs in a 7-3 win over KC on Thursday night.
The Yanks got on the board right away with Starlin Castro’s HR (4) in the bottom of the first.
Headley’s 2-run HR (1) made it 3-0 in the second.
After Nathan Eovaldi gave up 2 in the top of the fourth, the Yanks came right back with two of their own, thanks to a Didi Gregorius HR (3).
Eovaldi, who went the minimum five for the win, gave up a run in the fifth, but the yanks got two in the seventh on a single by Castro and a bases loaded walk to McCann.
The Yanks are 14-19. They are 5-2 after a 9-17 start. As Joe Torre would say, small bites. First step? Get back to .500.
Ex-Yankee Ian Kennedy started for KC, and Chien Ming Wang came into the game in relief.
Eovaldi (w, 3-2, 4.85) 5 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 2 walks, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Yates (h, 1) 1 IP, 0 r, 0 H, 0 walks, 0 K., 2.19
Betances (h, 7) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K. 2.40
Miller 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks, 1 K,. 0.66
Shreve 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 walks, 0 K. 4.85.