The New York Yankees had another successful week, keeping their top spot in the AL East division by winning seven out of their last 10 games (as of 5/5). The Yankees began the month of May by sweeping the Boston Red Sox, where along the way, Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run—the first pinch-hit home run of his career—to tie Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home runs list.
Pitching has been a big reason for the Yankees’ emergence, as their starting staff has only given up five or more runs one time in the past eight games. The Yankees have three straight series against divisional foes to start the month, and then face the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals, Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics in the latter half.
According to RazorGator.com, below are the most expensive Yankees tickets for their games in the month of May.
Most Expensive: 5/27/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $219.38 | Get-in Price: $9
The Kansas City Royals come into Yankees Stadium for the most expensive tickets of the month. The Royals are a half-game behind the Yankees (16-9) and are proving last season’s improbable World Series run was not a fluke. Strangely enough, the Yankees have only been decent at home, going .500 in their 12 games played at Yankees Stadium this season. The Royals enjoy the road as well, sitting at 7-5 for away games. Lorenzo Cain has been one of the main bright spots early on for Kansas City, hitting .333 with three home runs and 13 RBI.
5/24/2015 | New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers | Yankees Stadium | Average Price: $149.12 | Get-in Price: $22
It’ll be a special night for Yankees fans, as Bernie Williams will have his No. 51 retired at the stadium on May 24. Williams won four World Series championships with the Yankees, including winning the ALCS MVP in 1996. Williams was known for his consistency and heating up during the right moments in September when New York was routinely playing in the playoffs. As a side note, Williams will be officially retired on May 24, as he has yet to sign his retirement papers but agreed to do so at the ceremony, making this one of the more special games in the Bronx this season.
5/31/2015 | Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees | O.co Coliseum | Average Price: $130.21 | Get-in Price: $29
The Oakland Athletics had a lot of roster turnover from last season and the chemistry issues have seemingly been a problem early on in 2015. The Athletics are five games under .500 and have won just three out of their last 10 games. They would be right in the thick of the division race if it weren’t for the Houston Astros, who own a seven-game lead on any other team in the division. They’re also dealing with a key injury to one of their biggest offensive stars, Ben Zobrist.