Jordan Montgomery took a one-hit shutout into the top of seventh. He had a 2-0 lead thanks to HRs by Aaron Hicks (8) and Chris Carter (4).
Montgomery got an out, gave up a solo HR to cut the lead to 2-1 and got another out.
Then the Yankees’ bullpen flushed the game away.
Joe Girardi brought in four relievers, and each of the first three gave up a HR as the Yanks lost the game 6-2.
First was Adam Warren, who gave up a single and 2-run HR to the first two batters he faced. Lead gone. 3-2 KC.
In came Jonathan Holder to start the eighth. He gave up a HR on the first batter he faced. 4-2.
Then came a strikeout and a HBP. In came Chasen Shreve, who promptly gave up a 2-run HR to the first batter HE faced. 6-2 KC.
And that was the final score.
Matt Holliday had 2 hits.
Montgomery 6 2/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 W, 6 K. 4.30. Gave up 1 HR. Excellent. Shame he didn’t win.
Warren (BS, 3; L, 1-1, 2.96) 1/3 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Holder 1/3 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1 HBP. 2.84. Gave up 1 HR.
Shreve 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, 0 K. Gave up 1 HR. 0.75.
Mitchell 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K. 5.84.