Recap: Royals 8 – Yankees 4

The Yankees (31-30)  lost to the Royals (30-32) 8-4 at Kaufman Stadium on Saturday night.

Need to know: After rallying from a 3-0 deficit to tie the game at 3-3, Yankees starter David Phelps gave the game right back in the sixth. two walks to open the inning, then a long home run by Salvador Perez gave the Royals a 6-3 and set them on their way. Perez had three hits and was a triple short of the cycle and had three RBIs. Phelps went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 10 hits and seven runs to fall to fall to 1-4 on the season. Danny Duffy was excellent in five plus innings, but Aaron Crow got the vulture win to improve to 3-1 on the year for the Royals..

Game ball: Perez had a big day with seven total bases and the bottom of the order 6-9, was 8 of 16 with 5 RBIs.

Links: AP Recap | Box score

What’s next: The Yankees and Royals finish their three game set on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. in K.C.