If there are any signs of life in the Yankees clubhouse, Wednesday’s game against the Texas Rangers saw two of the team’s oldest players picking up the slack. CC Sabathia’s strong performance and a home run from Alex Rodriguez weren’t enough to give the Yankees a much-needed victory, however, and the Bombers continued their downward spiral in the cellar of the AL East.
While it is unfamiliar territory for the Yankees, who took their 2015 season into the Wild Card Game against the Houston Astros, there is hope that the aging group will return to playoff form sooner rather than later. They’ll aim to do so during the month of May, where 13 home games are on tap against the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. For fans looking to take in the action in the Bronx all month long, plenty of deals exist for Yankees tickets on the primary market.
The Red Sox will be in town for a three-game series between May 6 and 8. Their first of three visits to Yankee Stadium this season will be a must for any fan to attend as David Ortiz makes one of his final stops in the Bronx. Big Papi will certainly play a key role in the series, and bleacher seating starts from just $18 for all three games on Ticketmaster. The Red Sox have dreams of first place in mind, however, as they head to the Stadium in a proverbial headlock with the Baltimore Orioles atop the division.
Perhaps the most intriguing games in the Bronx this month will come between May 9 and 12, when the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals head to Yankee Stadium for a four-game stint. It will be the first and final time the Royals travel to Yankee Stadium this season, with the teams meeting just once more in Kansas City in August. With four night games on the ledger, fans can find bleacher and grandstand seating starting from $18. Terrace and main seating across the four-game series range from $32 and $55. Tuesday’s game on May 10 is a MasterCard preferred pricing night with tickets starting at just $5 and discounted pricing in a variety of other sections throughout the ballpark.
While the Royals have again found success early this season, the White Sox have surprised the league with their red-hot start. The team’s spring training controversy surrounding former player Adam LaRoche has seemed to be a non-factor in the clubhouse, and their 16-7 record is second best in the Majors behind the 16-5 Chicago Cubs. Their three-game series with the Yankees between May 13 and 15 offers the same ticket prices as the previous series against the Red Sox and Royals, but when playoff-caliber teams are on the docket, there may be more incentive for fans to attend.
The final series in the Bronx during the month of May will be a three-game stretch with the Toronto Blue Jays from May 24 to 26. Like the Yankees, the Jays have struggled to start the season and currently sit three games under .500. Still, the big names on the Blue Jays roster are guaranteed to bring fans to the ballpark, and the reigning AL East champions will likely come equipped with the long ball in the small confines of Yankee Stadium.
If the Yankees hope to break out of the funk that’s sent them on a ride to the bottom of the East, their favorable schedule at home against quality teams in May will be the time to do so. It will be a financially rewarding stretch for fans, too, as welcoming ticket prices greet them at the gates on E 161st Street.