Judge, Sánchez lead Yanks to blowout win over Royals

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New York Yankees Aaron Judge, left, celebrates with Gary Sanchez (24) after scoring on Sanchez’s sixth-inning, three-run home run in a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

THE BRONX — Aaron Judge homered for the first of his three hits, Gary Sánchez connected for the second straight game and the New York Yankees got their first blowout victory in a month, beating the Kansas City Royals 8-1.

Judge got New York started with a solo shot in the first, Luke Voit had another in the third and Sánchez blew the game open with a three-run drive in the sixth.

It was the first time New York won by more than four runs since May 22, when the Yankees routed the Chicago White Sox 7-0.

Jameson Taillon matched a season high by pitching 6 1/3 innings.

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