Severino again hit hard, KC tops Yanks 10-5 to open twinbill

NEW YORK (AP) Luis Severino was an All-Star for the Yankees two weeks ago, but that now seems like a long time ago.

Severino got hit hard in another shaky start and the Kansas City Royals, hours after trading cornerstone Mike Moustakas, beat New York 10-5 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Trying for his major league-leading 15th win, Severino instead was pulled after Lucas Duda's two-run homer made it 6-0 in the fifth inning. Rosell Hererra hit an early two-run double, and Salvador Perez had a two-run single that set up Duda.

''I don't know what the issue is,'' Severino said. ''I just need to work on the stuff that's not working and try to be myself again.''

Severino (14-4) allowed eight hits, walked one and struck out five in his shortest start of the year. He has been tagged for six earned runs in each of his last two starts - he hadn't allowed more than five in 28 previous starts.

''It seemed like he kind of got a little out of sorts there and lost his command, especially with the fastball,'' manager Aaron Boone said. ''He got hurt with some pitches right on the plate.''

The Royals extended a string of rough outings for the 24-year old anchor of the Yankees rotation. Severino has given up 19 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings over his last four starts.

It is the first time that Severino has lost a start at Yankee Stadium this season and the first time he's lost consecutive starts in nearly two years.

''This is a bump in the season for him, but he has everything to right the ship,'' Boone said. ''We've got to find those little adjustments he can make and get him rolling again.''

The Yankees lost in their first game since slugger Aaron Judge sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a pitch from Kansas City's Jakob Junis on Thursday night. The injury came while the Yankees were trying to make up ground on the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

Aided by three double plays, rookie Brad Keller (4-4) went 5 2/3 innings for the win one day after his 23rd birthday. He gave up four runs on nine hits, a day after his start was pushed back because of a rainout.

Keller escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the second to keep the game scoreless, thanks to an alert play by Perez. The All-Star catcher pounced on a ball Tyler Wade nubbed in front of the plate, stepped on home and then tagged Wade, who had not moved from the batter's box, for an unassisted double play. Wade was called up from Triple-A to take Judge's roster spot.

''Bases loaded, kind of a weird double play, but definitely big,'' Keller said.

Brian Goodwin, acquired from Washington last weekend, kept up his big hitting for the Royals, launching a three-run homer into the second deck in right in the eighth that made it 9-5. Duda had a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Giancarlo Stanton hit a 447-foot, two-out, two-run homer in the Yankees fifth.

Stanton got up again in the sixth with the bases loaded, two outs and New York trailing 6-4. He lined out to the warning track in right field.

NICE START

It was Military Appreciation Day at Yankee Stadium in front of a sellout crowd. Prior to the game, the Golden Knights of the United States Army Parachute Team made an appearance when they flew one-by-one into the stadium and landed in the outfield.

ROSTER MOVES

Royals: Traded longtime 3B Moustakas to Milwaukee for OF Brett Phillips and RH reliever Jorge Lopez. The deal was announced past midnight, well after Friday night's rainout. Moustakas, 29, spent his entire eight-year career with the Royals and was a key part of their 2014 AL championship and 2015 World Series title teams. Kansas City recalled RH reliever Andres Machado from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ was activated for the second game. The 35-year-old was acquired from Toronto on Thursday for 3B Brandon Drury and OF Billy McKinney. He is scheduled to start Sunday.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: LHP Eric Skoglund was to make a rehab start Saturday for Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He has been on the 60-day DL since May 26 with an elbow sprain.

Yankees: LF Brett Gardner did not start the opener. Boone said before the game he's cautious not to ''run anyone into the ground too much'' with the team playing three games in 24 hours. ... C Austin Romine was hit by a pitch on his right forearm in the second. He was looked at by trainers but remained in the game.

UP NEXT

Royals: Rookie RHP Heath Fillmyer (0-1, 2.82) pitches the second game.

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.51), originally scheduled to pitch Friday night, takes the hill for the nightcap. The start will be his 274th as a Yankee, tying him with Bob Shawkey for eighth on New York's all-time list.

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  • W: B. Keller (4-4)L: L. Severino (14-4)
  • HR: KC - L. Duda (9), B. Goodwin (4), NYY - G. Stanton (24)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B41100111.302.372.425.7974.5
R. Herrera DH42220111.254.294.347.6418.5
S. Perez C41220000.231.268.421.6896.0
L. Duda 1B41131012.242.308.408.7167.5
J. Bonifacio RF41000113.225.319.375.6941.5
A. Gordon LF41200010.237.310.337.6471.5
B. Goodwin CF41131011.244.341.423.7647.5
A. Escobar 3B40000010.201.250.272.522-0.5
A. Mondesi SS42200010.286.302.464.7674.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF31200210.249.354.474.8284.5
    G. Stanton DH51121014.280.347.515.8626.5
    D. Gregorius SS51100002.263.321.475.7962.0
    G. Torres 2B51210002.291.348.543.8915.0
    G. Bird 1B41200110.235.330.452.7823.5
    N. Walker 3B-RF40310001.223.303.308.6114.0
    A. Romine C30100000.263.322.467.7902.0
    T. Wade LF20000111.179.233.304.5370.5
    a- M. Andujar PH-3B10000012.294.327.497.824-0.5
    S. Robinson RF-LF30100002.333.500.333.8331.0
    b- B. Gardner PH-LF10000000.248.338.386.7240.0
    HITTERSAB
    A. Hicks CF3
    G. Stanton DH5
    D. Gregorius SS5
    G. Torres 2B5
    G. Bird 1B4
    N. Walker 3B-RF4
    A. Romine C3
    T. Wade LF2
    a- M. Andujar PH-3B1
    S. Robinson RF-LF3
    b- B. Gardner PH-LF1
    • a-struck out for Wade in the 7th
    • b-grounded out for Robinson in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Herrera 2 (7), A. Mondesi (6)
    • HR - L. Duda (9), B. Goodwin (4)
    • SF - L. Duda (2)
    • RBI - R. Herrera 2 (11), S. Perez 2 (51), L. Duda 3 (36), B. Goodwin 3 (16)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Torres (11)
    • HR - G. Stanton (24)
    • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (63), G. Torres (43), N. Walker (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (30)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (22)
    • CS - A. Gordon (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Bonifacio (2)
    • DP - 3 (Perez; Merrifield-Mondesi-Duda; Mondesi-Merrifield-Duda)
    • E - A. Mondesi (5)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    B. Keller (W, 4-4)5.29443113.431.376.5
    K. McCarthy (H, 9)1.04111003.561.26-3.0
    T. Hill (H, 8)0.10000105.761.450.5
    J. Hammel2.00000306.011.607.5
    PITCHERSIP
    B. Keller (W, 4-4)5.2
    K. McCarthy (H, 9)1.0
    T. Hill (H, 8)0.1
    J. Hammel2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (L, 14-4)4.18661512.941.08-5.5
    A. Warren2.20000102.701.276.5
    D. Robertson1.02331213.501.01-2.0
    C. Shreve1.01111004.261.500.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (L, 14-4)4.1
    A. Warren2.2
    D. Robertson1.0
    C. Shreve1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - B. Keller (6)
    • HBP - B. Keller (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 92-51, K. McCarthy 20-13, T. Hill 5-4, J. Hammel 21-16
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 7-6, J. Hammel 2-1
    • Batters Faced - B. Keller 27, K. McCarthy 7, T. Hill, J. Hammel 6
    PITCHING
    • HBP - L. Severino (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 95-62, A. Warren 29-18, D. Robertson 23-12, C. Shreve 22-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-3, A. Warren 2-5, C. Shreve 2-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 22, A. Warren 8, D. Robertson 6, C. Shreve 5
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B41100111.302.372.425.7974.5
    R. Herrera DH42220111.254.294.347.6418.5
    S. Perez C41220000.231.268.421.6896.0
    L. Duda 1B41131012.242.308.408.7167.5
    J. Bonifacio RF41000113.225.319.375.6941.5
    A. Gordon LF41200010.237.310.337.6471.5
    B. Goodwin CF41131011.244.341.423.7647.5
    A. Escobar 3B40000010.201.250.272.522-0.5
    A. Mondesi SS42200010.286.302.464.7674.5
    Total361011102388-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. Hicks CF31200210.249.354.474.8284.5
      G. Stanton DH51121014.280.347.515.8626.5
      D. Gregorius SS51100002.263.321.475.7962.0
      G. Torres 2B51210002.291.348.543.8915.0
      G. Bird 1B41200110.235.330.452.7823.5
      N. Walker 3B-RF40310001.223.303.308.6114.0
      A. Romine C30100000.263.322.467.7902.0
      T. Wade LF20000111.179.233.304.5370.5
      a- M. Andujar PH-3B10000012.294.327.497.824-0.5
      S. Robinson RF-LF30100002.333.500.333.8331.0
      b- B. Gardner PH-LF10000000.248.338.386.7240.0
      Total36513414514-----
      HITTERSAB
      A. Hicks CF3
      G. Stanton DH5
      D. Gregorius SS5
      G. Torres 2B5
      G. Bird 1B4
      N. Walker 3B-RF4
      A. Romine C3
      T. Wade LF2
      a- M. Andujar PH-3B1
      S. Robinson RF-LF3
      b- B. Gardner PH-LF1
      Total36
      • a-struck out for Wade in the 7th
      • b-grounded out for Robinson in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Herrera 2 (7), A. Mondesi (6)
      • HR - L. Duda (9), B. Goodwin (4)
      • SF - L. Duda (2)
      • RBI - R. Herrera 2 (11), S. Perez 2 (51), L. Duda 3 (36), B. Goodwin 3 (16)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Torres (11)
      • HR - G. Stanton (24)
      • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (63), G. Torres (43), N. Walker (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Stanton 2 (30)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (22)
      • CS - A. Gordon (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Bonifacio (2)
      • DP - 3 (Perez; Merrifield-Mondesi-Duda; Mondesi-Merrifield-Duda)
      • E - A. Mondesi (5)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      B. Keller (W, 4-4)5.29443113.431.376.5
      K. McCarthy (H, 9)1.04111003.561.26-3.0
      T. Hill (H, 8)0.10000105.761.450.5
      J. Hammel2.00000306.011.607.5
      Total9.01355451---
      PITCHERSIP
      B. Keller (W, 4-4)5.2
      K. McCarthy (H, 9)1.0
      T. Hill (H, 8)0.1
      J. Hammel2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (L, 14-4)4.18661512.941.08-5.5
      A. Warren2.20000102.701.276.5
      D. Robertson1.02331213.501.01-2.0
      C. Shreve1.01111004.261.500.0
      Total9.0111010382---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (L, 14-4)4.1
      A. Warren2.2
      D. Robertson1.0
      C. Shreve1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Keller (6)
      • HBP - B. Keller (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - B. Keller 92-51, K. McCarthy 20-13, T. Hill 5-4, J. Hammel 21-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Keller 7-6, J. Hammel 2-1
      • Batters Faced - B. Keller 27, K. McCarthy 7, T. Hill, J. Hammel 6
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Severino (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 95-62, A. Warren 29-18, D. Robertson 23-12, C. Shreve 22-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 4-3, A. Warren 2-5, C. Shreve 2-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 22, A. Warren 8, D. Robertson 6, C. Shreve 5
      • 9TH INNING
        Duda hit sacrifice fly to center, Herrera scored105
      • 8TH INNING
        Goodwin homered to right, Bonifacio and Gordon scored95
      • 7TH INNING
        Torres doubled to deep right center, Gregorius scored, Torres out at third65
      • 6TH INNING
        Romine grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bird scored, Walker out at second64
        Walker singled to right center, Torres scored, Bird to third63
      • 5TH INNING
        Stanton homered to center, Hicks scored62
        Duda homered to right, Perez scored60
        Perez singled to center, Mondesi and Herrera scored40
      • 3RD INNING
        Herrera doubled to right, Mondesi and Merrifield scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chasen Shreve relieved David Robertson
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Herrera: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Herrera walked
        • S. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Perez singled to center, Herrera to third
        • L. Duda: Ball, Duda hit sacrifice fly to center, Herrera scored
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bonifacio grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Perez out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Hammel Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to center
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Torres grounded out to third
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved Adam Warren
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • A. Gordon: Gordon singled to center, Bonifacio to second
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Goodwin homered to right, Bonifacio and Gordon scored
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar flied out to deep center
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jason Hammel relieved Tim Hill
        • Brett Gardner hit for Shane Robinson
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Stanton struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Warren Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Herrera grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Perez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. McCarthy Pitching:
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gregorius singled to center
        • G. Torres: Foul, Torres doubled to deep right center, Gregorius scored, Torres out at third
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Bird flied out to deep left
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker singled to left
        • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine singled to shallow right, Walker to third
        • Tim Hill relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • Miguel Andujar hit for Tyler Wade
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • A. Warren Pitching:
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Goodwin flied out to left
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar fouled out to first
        • A. Mondesi: Mondesi grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Torres singled to left
        • G. Bird: Bird reached on bunt single to shortstop, Torres to second
        • N. Walker: Walker singled to right center, Torres scored, Bird to third
        • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Romine grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Bird scored, Walker out at second
        • T. Wade: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wade walked
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Robinson singled to right, Wade to third
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Brad Keller
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked, Robinson to second
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Stanton lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mondesi reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • W. Merrifield: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Merrifield flied out to shallow right
        • R. Herrera: Pickoff attempt, Herrera doubled to deep left, Mondesi to third
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Perez singled to center, Mondesi and Herrera scored
        • L. Duda: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Duda homered to right, Perez scored
        • Adam Warren relieved Luis Severino
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Strike looking, Bonifacio flied out to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Gordon lined out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • T. Wade: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Robinson grounded out to third
        • A. Hicks: Hicks singled to shallow right center
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Stanton homered to center, Hicks scored
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Gregorius grounded out to second
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gordon singled to right center
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodwin lined out to right
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Gordon caught stealing, catcher to second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Ball, Foul, Ball, Bird singled to right
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Walker grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Bird out at second
        • A. Romine: Ball, Romine lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Mondesi: Mondesi doubled to shallow left
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • R. Herrera: Foul, Ball, Herrera doubled to right, Mondesi and Merrifield scored
        • S. Perez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Perez hit by pitch
        • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Duda reached on fielder's choice to first, Herrera to third, Perez out at second
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Bonifacio struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Stanton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hicks out at second on shortstop Mondesi fielding error
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Gregorius flied out to shallow left
        • G. Torres: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Stanton to third on wild pitch, Torres lined out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike looking, Bonifacio fouled out to catcher
        • A. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bird walked
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Walker singled to left, Bird to third
        • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine hit by pitch, Walker to second
        • T. Wade: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Wade grounded into double play catcher, Bird out at home, Walker to third, Romine to second
        • S. Robinson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Robinson flied out to center
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield singled to right center
        • R. Herrera: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Herrera struck out swinging
        • S. Perez: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Merrifield stole second, Perez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Merrifield out at third
        • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duda grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • B. Keller Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Hicks reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton flied out to center
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks out at second
        • G. Torres: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Torres lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)