Ivan Nova went eight innings for his second consecutive win. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals 1 — New York Yankees 8
Yankees break three-game loss and one run ceiling in tonight’s 8-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Building on a complete game win, Ivan Nova was dealing. After striking out the first two batters, he gave up a pair of singles but would go 12 consecutive batters before the next baserunner in the fifth inning. Escaping a fifth inning bases-loaded jam, Nova would string together nine consecutive batters out before he would lose his shutout in the eighth inning. A walk would be followed with a double by Eric Hosmer to bring home the Royals first run of the game.
But it made little difference.
Like many other games, the Yankees came out with a fire. In the first inning, Brett Gardner walked and Ichiro Suzuki followed with a single. Robinson Cano grounded out with the runners in motion, putting runners in scoring position. Then with Travis Hafner bat...