Royals take, lose lead in 9th and fall to Yankees, 6-5

Sebastian Rivero, Luke Voit
Posted at 10:53 PM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 23:53:37-04

NEW YORK — Gary Sanchez homered off Greg Holland in the ninth inning, Luke Voit hit a winning single and the New York Yankees survived another blown save by Aroldis Chapman to beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5.

The lead changed three times in the last two innings.

Carlos Santana put the Royals ahead 3-2 in the eighth against Zack Britton, and Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the bottom half against Jake Brentz.

Chapman forced in the tying run with a four-pitch walk to rookie Sebastian Rivero with two outs in the ninth.