Gerrit Cole going for 10th win as Yankees host Royals

Launching an important initiative, new York Yankees Strong defense and adequate attack mix for a crucial win on Friday

Yankees will want to combine both elements on Saturday afternoon and win their first series in almost a month when they host the Kansas City Royals

New York last won a series in late June, winning two of three games in Oakland and highlighted by excellent play from Domingo German. Ever since that series ended, Yankees are 6-11

Coming off a 1-5 road trip against the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Angels Yankees defeated Royal Family 5-4. Billy McKinney hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning and made two spectacular catches in center field, while rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe made the game-ending defensive play when he struck out Drew Waters at third on Bobby Witt Jr.’s grounder.

Gleyber Torres has also taken up domestic work and is one of the few Yankees Has been hitting well lately. He is batting .383 (18 for 47) during his 11-game hitting streak and also has a hit in 16 of his last 18 games.

Volpe said, “I think we just had to play better baseball.” “I thought we batted really well tonight and played better defense and scored some runs when we had guys on base. I think we just needed to play better, and it was obviously nice to get out of the skid and get another win.”

Kansas City is 3-12 since earning consecutive home wins over the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 1-2. Royal Family Finished with nine hits after being blanked 12th the day before

Michael Massey homered twice, hit a three-run shot in the fourth, and hit a solo homer in the eighth, but Royal Family went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Witt also went 0 for 5 and was hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

“We had some at-bats where we hit some balls hard,” said Kansas City manager Matt Quatraro. “They played some good games. There were a lot of guys who swung the bat.”

New York’s Gerrit Cole (9-2, 2.78 ERA) will attempt to reach double-digit wins for the third consecutive season and ninth overall. Cole has allowed three or fewer runs in eight straight starts, including Sunday’s no-decision at Colorado, when he allowed one run on two hits with a season-high 11 strikeouts over six innings.

Cole is 4–1 with a 2.76 ERA in seven career starts against Kansas City. He last faced him in New York on July 29, 2022 and went no-decision, allowing five runs on seven hits over six innings.

Brady Singer (6-8, 5.70) will try to make his first consecutive start after winning three straight in September. 11-23.

Singer picked up the win on Sunday at home against Tampa Bay when he allowed four runs and seven hits over eight innings. Singer faced a minimum of two over seven innings before giving up four straight hits to start the eighth inning.

Singer is 0-1 with a 4.40 ERA in three career starts against Yankees, He last faced him on July 28, 2022, and allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings before Aaron Judge hit a game-ending homer off Scott Barlow in the ninth.

–Field Level Media

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