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Aaron Judge leads Yankees to ninth consecutive victory

The New York Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals and won their ninth consecutive game with a 6-4 victory on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Luis Severino got the start for New York and he surrendered four runs (three earned) over five innings while striking out four and walking one.

Clark Schmidt, Lucas Luetge, Michael King and each had scoreless appearances in relief.

Aaron Judge led the offense with a multi-home run game.

Judge put the Yankees ahead 1-0 in the first with a 453-foot blast to center.

The Royals scored three in the third to take a 3-1 lead. Michael A. Taylor tied the game with a solo shot to right-center. Later in the inning, Nicky Lopez scored on a wild pitch and Carlos Santana grounded one through the right side for a RBI double.

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Kansas City extended its lead in the fourth after Cam Gallagher laid down a sacrifice bunt.

The Yankees scored a pair of runs in the fifth to make it a one-run game. Isiah Kiner-Falefa ripped a RBI double to left and one batter later, DJ LeMahieu grounded one through the left side for a RBI single.

New York added two more in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead. Judge brought home a run with a groundout and Josh Donaldson picked up a RBI with a fielder’s choice.

Judge belted his second home run of the game over the right-field wall in the ninth to make it 6-4.

Miguel Andújar had a two-hit game.

The Yankees will head to Toronto to begin a three-game series with the Blue Jays on Monday night. Jordan Montgomery will get the start. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m.