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Tyler Austin, Sonny Gray Lead Yankees To Rout Of Royals

The Yankees rightfully lamented a miserable week filled with rainouts, broken planes and a patchwork schedule that forced righthander Sonny Gray to pitch on eight days' rest.

Well, that last bit turned out to be a good thing.

Gray discovered a couple of tweaks in his delivery during his extended time off, and he transferred it to the mound Sunday, going eight innings and helping the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 to win an eighth consecutive series for the first time in 20 years.

"I'm pretty quick to the plate a lot of times. I just had to stay on top of the rubber and deliver a good pitch," said Gray, who also credited...