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Yankees complete three-game sweep of Royals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (53-47) completed the three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals (28-73) with an 8-5 victory at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Anthony Rizzo recorded his first four-hit game since 2019 and snapped a 45-game homerless streak with his first home run since May 20 at Cincinnati. Rizzo added a run-scoring double, finishing a triple shy of the cycle.

Gleyber Torres extended his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games with a two-run homer, his 16th of the season, before leaving the game with left hip tightness. The Yankees announced postgame that he will not have any testing done.

Harrison Bader, Kyle Higashioka, and Oswald Peraza plated runs as well.

Luis Severino permitted three runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings, all of the runs coming via the long ball. Ian Hamilton and Michael King posted scoreless outings, but Ron Marinaccio continues to struggle as he surrendered two ninth-inning home runs.

The Yankees will get the day off Monday before they welcome the Mets to the Bronx Tuesday for the second half of the Subway Series. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.