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Teixeria's first dinger came in the fourth inning. Teixeira led off the inning against Josh Tomlin, and hit a 77 mph curveball out to right for the solo shot. He struck again the following inning. With one man on, Teixeira hit an 89 mph fastball from Tomlin out to right for the two-run shot. Teixeira finished 2 for 6, with two runs scored and three RBI.
Ellsbury stepped to the plate with the bases empty with Vinnie Pestano on the mound. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Ellsbury took an 80 mph slider out to right for the solo shot. The Yankees managed to hold the lead in the bottom half of the inning, making Ellsbury the hero. He finished 3 for 7, with two runs scored and one RBI.
With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, Kiermaier stepped to the plate against Yordano Ventura. On the fifth pitch of the at-bat, Kiermaier hammered an 88 mph curveball out to right for the grand slam. He also added three singles during the game.
Kiermaier finished 4 for 4, with one run scored and four RBI.
With his team trailing by two, Perez stepped to the plate with two men on in the top of the ninth inning. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Perez belted a 91 mph fastball out to left for the go-ahead blast. The Royals hung on to win the game, making Perez the hero.
Perez finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and three RBI.
In the seventh inning, Springer stepped to the plate against Jason Frasor. He worked a four-pitch at-bat. On the final pitch, Springer smashed a 93 mph fastball out to right center for the two-run shot. Springer also singled during the game. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI.