14 Run Outburst Snaps Skid at 6

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Chase Headley hit's the first of 5 New York home runs at Yankee Stadium on May 25, 2015

Game 45 / 23-22 / 2nd / 0.5GB : The Yankees busted out of their funk with heavy lumber, racking up 8 runs in the first inning en route to a 14-1 mugging of the Kansas City Royals in The Bronx. Chase Headley, Brian McCann and Brett Gardner all went deep in the first. Stephen Drew added a 3-run shot in the second, and recent call-up Slade Heathcott hammered his first major league homer, a 2-run blast in the 7th inning.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Yankees 14, Royals 1

  • Nathan Eovaldi   Excellent outing!. Despite the big lead, this could have easily turned into a slugfest and Eovaldi kept the hot-htting Royals to one run, plated in the 5th inning after the Yankees had an 11-0 lead. The tall righty scattered 8 hits over 7 innings, walking only 1 and allowing 1 earned one, improving to 4-1, 4.27 on the season.
  • Slade Heathcott  
  • Jacob Lindgren   The much anticipated major league debut of the 55th overall pick in last year’s First-Year Player Draft was worth the wait.

The last time the New York Yankees lost 10 of 11, George Steinbrenner called a clubhouse meeting.

“I think you’re going to see some changes,” the Boss promised on that early June day, 20 years ago.

That night, the Yankees scored eight runs in the first inning, and a kid named Derek Jeter finally experienced a big league win.  (Read the full article here: Danny Knobler, espn.com)

FOOTNOTES : The Yanks got a little help in the standings as Seattle defeated Tampa, 4-1, as New York is a half-game back, tied in the loss column at 22 …
 

“It was nice because we’ve been through some tough losses, we’ve been through some ugly losses, and to be able to get that type of lead was really nice” ‐ Joe Girardi  

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