A.J. Burnett looked alright through the first four innings, getting out of a couple tough spots, but he ran out of luck in the fifth. Mike Moustakas, Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon each grounded singles to right field to load the bases. Burnett then walked Melky Cabrera, giving Kansas City their first run of the game. Billy Butler then lined a single to right, plating two more runs and giving the Royals a 3-2 edge.
The Bombers wasted little time in getting back in front. Posada hit a one out single in the top of the sixth and Russell Martin lined one to right to put runners on the corners. Gardner followed with a single, tying the game. Jeter then drove a triple to right to give the lead back to New York, 5-3.