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Yankees cruise past Royals, improve to MLB-best 49-21

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees just keep stacking wins as they picked up an 11-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night to improve to a Major League-best 49-21.

New York put up a six-spot in the first inning thanks to a two-run single from Alex Verdugo, a sacrifice fly from Anthony Rizzo, and a three-run shot from Jose Trevino, his sixth of the season.

Giancarlo Stanton crushed a 449-foot two-run home run in the fifth to extend the lead to 8-0, his 17th of the season.

Gleyber Torres launched his sixth long ball of the season in the seventh, a three-run blast into the left-field seats.

Juan Soto walked twice, singled, and was hit by a pitch. Anthony Volpe notched his 21st multi-hit game of the season with a pair of singles.

Cody Poteet made his fourth start of the season and third this month, tossing 5.1 innings of two-run ball. Ian Hamilton struggled in relief of Poteet, allowing three runs over 1.1 innings.

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The Yankees go for the four-game sweep of the Royals on Thursday at 2:10 p.m. with Nestor Cortes on the mound.