Gary Sanchez hit two of the Yankees' five home runs, Gleyber Torres had a three-run shot and New York rebounded from a series-opening loss to pound the Royals 8-3 on Saturday night in Kansas City.
Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton also homered for the Yankees, while Luis Severino (7-1) scattered three runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings to run his unbeaten streak to seven.
The right-hander is 5-0 with two no-decisions since losing to Boston on April 10.
Danny Duffy (1-6) once again threw batting practice for the Royals, allowing the five runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings. It was the fifth time in six starts Duffy has allowed at least...