Yankees beat Royals again in extra innings, win series

Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson, bottom, beats the tag by New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro during the second inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Dyson was safe at second with a stolen base on the play. (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.

Castro hit a two-run homer for the Yankees. Kendrys Morales hit one for Kansas City.

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