CC allows three runs in tonight’s loss. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals 3 — New York Yankees 1
Yankees manufacture one run in tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.
The top of the Yankees lineup got going early against former Rays’ starting pitcher James Shields. Brett Gardner started the game with a bunt single and Ichiro Suzuki followed with a single of his own to right field, putting runners on the corners for Robinson Cano. The Yankees all-star second baseman would single to right field to give the Yankees and their ace, CC Sabathia, an early, but small one run lead.
They could have had more and they should have had more. After Travis Hafner struck out for the first out, Zoilo Almonte singled to load the bases. Lyle Overbay would follow with a momentum-deflating strikeout for the second out. Eduardo Nunez would fly out to center field and the inning was over.
Through five innings, CC Sabahia was locked in. He allowed just one hit and one walk thro...