Anthony Rizzo’s plate troubles ended Sunday when he homered to help raise the New York Yankees8-5, over the Kansas City Royals, and it looks like Taylor Swift may have played a part in that.
Rizzo hadn’t hit a home run since May 20, but the first baseman’s uncharacteristic drought came to an end in the third inning when he hit a homer Royals starter Jordan Lyles.
«It’s just sticking to a routine and adjusting, making little adjustments here and there,» Rizzo said after the game.
YANKEES’ ANTHONY RIZZO GETS A SILENT TREATMENT FROM TEAMMATES AFTER BREAKING THE WORST TAP OF HIS CAREER
«This game is so [about] feel. You could take a thousand swings, and you could go the other way, and you can take three swings and feel like miles and miles of success. So it’s all part of that.»
So what was one of the «adjustments» that made it all happen?
TO Taylor Swift walk song.
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«Taylor Swift, it really is her summer,» Rizzo said when asked by reporters about changing her song to «…Ready For It?» of Swift.
«She’s helping the economy in every city she goes to. So, yeah, that was good.»
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Rizzo also hit an RBI double in the first and a single in the fifth before capping a 10-pitch at-bat with a single in the eighth against Scott Barlow. It was the 15th four-hit game of Rizzo’s career and the first since Aug. 4, 2019.
Associated Press contributed to this report.