Yankees overcome 4-run deficit, beat Royals 5-4 in 13
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, left, celebrates with Ronald Torreyes following the team's baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. The Yankees defeated the Royals 5-4 in 13 innings. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brian McCann delivered a sacrifice fly in the 13th inning and Dellin Betances shut down the Kansas City Royals in the bottom half to give the New York Yankees a 5-4 victory Wednesday night.
Royals reliever Chris Young (3-9) gave up a single to Didi Gregorius and a double to Starlin Castro to lead off the decisive frame. Matt Strahm came in against McCann for a lefty-lefty matchup, and the New York designated hitter lofted a fly ball to left to score the go-ahead run.
Ben Heller (1-0) pitched a perfect 12th to earn his first major league win, while Betances wrapped up a winning series for the Yankees by working around a leadoff walk for his seventh save.
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Castro hit a two-run homer for the Yankees. Kendrys Morales hit one for Kansas City.