Sanchez hits 2 of Yankees' 5 homers in 8-3 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The New York Yankees hit so many home runs against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night that they had just about every variety covered.

Gleyber Torres had the game-breaking three-run shot. Aaron Hicks added the inside-the-park kind, the second time he's done it this season. Giancarlo Stanton crushed the moonshot into the fountains, and Gary Sanchez contributed sheer quantity with two solo shots.

Stanton and Sanchez even went back-to-back to cap the night.

''All-in-all, a good bounce-back night for us,'' Yankees skipper Aaron Boone said after the 8-3 win, which gave the Yankees a chance to win their eighth consecutive series in the finale on Sunday.

All those runs made an easy night for Luis Severino (7-1), who 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 four runs, and he still has yet to complete seven innings in a game this season.

''I'm pitching awful right now. I don't know what else to say,'' Duffy said. ''It's horrible. This is brutal. Talk is cheap. I'm terrible right now. It's awful. I'm sick of this (stuff). It's terrible.''

Hicks and Sanchez got the Yankees' homer-happy night going with some small ball - Hicks led off the game with a single and Sanchez drove him in with a two-out double. But the big binge began in the third, when Hicks bounced a long fly ball off the top off the wall and managed to score easily.

He's the first Yankee with two inside-the-park homers in a season since Mickey Mantle in 1958.

''Any time you hear your name with Mickey Mantle,'' Hicks said, ''it's something good.''

Duffy's unraveling came after the Royals answered with two runs in the bottom half.

Clint Frazier, making his season debut, drew a leadoff walk in the fourth. Ronald Torreyes followed with a single, and Torres promptly crushed a 407-foot homer over the left-field bullpen.

It helped atone for a crucial error that Torres made in the Yankees' loss Friday night.

''I'm not a particular guy that homers,'' said Torres, who nonetheless has four since getting called up. ''I just try for good contact, get the best pitch I can.''

Kansas City tried to answer again in the fifth, when Mike Moustakas drove in Ryan Goins with a two-out single. Salvador Perez followed with a double to left, but Moustakas was thrown out in a close play at the plate - replays appeared to show him safe, but the call stood after a video review.

Sanchez tacked on his first homer in the seventh, and Stanton and Sanchez went back-to-back in the ninth. Stanton's mammoth shot landed in the fountains, where a fan appeared to dive in after it.

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The Yankees' catcher also doubled in the first and singled in the third to finish a triple short of the cycle, his second career four-hit game. It was also his third multi-homer game this season.

DUFFY'S DISASTER

Duffy floated the possibility of going to the bullpen given his struggles, but manager Ned Yost did not want to discuss options so soon after a game. ''We've got to kind of step back a little bit, simplify a little bit and get back on track,'' he said. ''Do I have an idea how to do that? I think I do. I'll talk to Danny about it in the next day or so and go from there.''

WHAT'S IN A NAME

Torres batted ninth for the Yankees, right behind Torreyes in the order. INF Ramon Torres was on the other bench for the Royals after he was recalled Saturday. Umpire Carlos Torres handled first base.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 1B Greg Bird (right ankle surgery) and OF Billy McKinney (left shoulder sprain) could head to Triple-A Scranton to continue their rehab. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said both players at Double-A Trenton are close to returning. ... RHP Tommy Kahnle (right shoulder tendinitis) is expected to pitch for Class-A Tampa on Sunday and could rejoin the Yankees next week in Texas.

Royals: INF Cheslor Cuthbert went on the disabled list retroactive to Wednesday with a lower back strain. Torres was recalled from Triple-A Omaha to fill his roster spot.

UP NEXT

The Yankees send RHP Sonny Gray (2-3, 6.39 ERA) to the mound against Royals LHP Eric Skoglund (1-3, 5.58 ERA) for Sunday's series finale. Gray will be pitching on eight days' rest.

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NYY29-13
1013001028140
KC14-31
002010000390
  • W: L. Severino (7-1)L: D. Duffy (1-6)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (11), A. Hicks (4), G. Sanchez 2 (12), G. Torres (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Hicks CF42211101.240.344.413.7579.0
A. Judge RF50000033.289.421.560.981-1.5
G. Stanton LF51111012.259.344.524.8685.5
G. Sanchez C52432001.225.323.549.87216.0
T. Austin 1B50200021.250.309.523.8321.0
M. Andujar 3B50100003.275.286.444.7291.0
C. Frazier DH21100201.500.7501.0001.7505.0
R. Torreyes SS41200001.351.362.456.8184.0
G. Torres 2B41131012.325.384.519.9037.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Jay CF30100011.292.354.345.7000.5
    J. Soler RF40110003.303.405.497.9012.0
    M. Moustakas DH40210011.295.335.534.8692.5
    S. Perez C30100112.260.305.510.8152.5
    W. Merrifield 2B40100023.299.361.437.7981.0
    A. Gordon LF40000032.259.325.375.700-1.5
    H. Dozier 1B30000112.176.263.235.4980.5
    A. Escobar SS41100012.236.293.318.6121.5
    R. Goins 3B22210100.273.310.345.6568.0
    a- A. Almonte PH10000000.195.253.325.5780.0
    • a-grounded out for Goins in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Sanchez (10), C. Frazier, R. Torreyes (6)
    • HR - A. Hicks (4), G. Stanton (11), G. Sanchez 2 (12), G. Torres (4)
    • RBI - A. Hicks (16), G. Stanton (27), G. Sanchez 3 (33), G. Torres 3 (15)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Sanchez (8)
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Perez (6), W. Merrifield (12), R. Goins 2 (4)
    • SH - J. Jay (2)
    • RBI - J. Soler (20), M. Moustakas (31), R. Goins (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (10)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - G. Stanton (2)
    • DP - (Torreyes-Torres-Austin)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - J. Jay (2)
    • DP - (Escobar-Merrifield-Dozier)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Severino (W, 7-1)6.08332602.350.9718.0
    C. Green (H, 6)1.01000202.350.963.0
    D. Betances (H, 2)1.00000104.741.263.5
    A. Chapman1.00001101.420.952.5
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Severino (W, 7-1)6.0
    C. Green (H, 6)1.0
    D. Betances (H, 2)1.0
    A. Chapman1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Duffy (L, 1-6)4.07553426.881.73-6.0
    B. Smith3.05110314.091.454.5
    B. Boyer2.022200212.422.102.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Duffy (L, 1-6)4.0
    B. Smith3.0
    B. Boyer2.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 77-57, C. Green 14-12, D. Betances 12-8, A. Chapman 21-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 7-3, C. Green 1-0, A. Chapman 1-0
    • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, C. Green 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Duffy (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 95-58, B. Smith 42-33, B. Boyer 34-19
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Smith 2-2, B. Boyer 4-2
    • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 22, B. Smith 12, B. Boyer 8
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    1013001028140
    KC14-31
    002010000390
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF42211101.240.344.413.7579.0
    A. Judge RF50000033.289.421.560.981-1.5
    G. Stanton LF51111012.259.344.524.8685.5
    G. Sanchez C52432001.225.323.549.87216.0
    T. Austin 1B50200021.250.309.523.8321.0
    M. Andujar 3B50100003.275.286.444.7291.0
    C. Frazier DH21100201.500.7501.0001.7505.0
    R. Torreyes SS41200001.351.362.456.8184.0
    G. Torres 2B41131012.325.384.519.9037.5
    Total39814853715-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Jay CF30100011.292.354.345.7000.5
      J. Soler RF40110003.303.405.497.9012.0
      M. Moustakas DH40210011.295.335.534.8692.5
      S. Perez C30100112.260.305.510.8152.5
      W. Merrifield 2B40100023.299.361.437.7981.0
      A. Gordon LF40000032.259.325.375.700-1.5
      H. Dozier 1B30000112.176.263.235.4980.5
      A. Escobar SS41100012.236.293.318.6121.5
      R. Goins 3B22210100.273.310.345.6568.0
      a- A. Almonte PH10000000.195.253.325.5780.0
      Total32393031016-----
      • a-grounded out for Goins in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Sanchez (10), C. Frazier, R. Torreyes (6)
      • HR - A. Hicks (4), G. Stanton (11), G. Sanchez 2 (12), G. Torres (4)
      • RBI - A. Hicks (16), G. Stanton (27), G. Sanchez 3 (33), G. Torres 3 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Sanchez (8)
      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Perez (6), W. Merrifield (12), R. Goins 2 (4)
      • SH - J. Jay (2)
      • RBI - J. Soler (20), M. Moustakas (31), R. Goins (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Moustakas (10)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - G. Stanton (2)
      • DP - (Torreyes-Torres-Austin)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Jay (2)
      • DP - (Escobar-Merrifield-Dozier)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 7-1)6.08332602.350.9718.0
      C. Green (H, 6)1.01000202.350.963.0
      D. Betances (H, 2)1.00000104.741.263.5
      A. Chapman1.00001101.420.952.5
      Total9.09333100---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 7-1)6.0
      C. Green (H, 6)1.0
      D. Betances (H, 2)1.0
      A. Chapman1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (L, 1-6)4.07553426.881.73-6.0
      B. Smith3.05110314.091.454.5
      B. Boyer2.022200212.422.102.0
      Total9.01488375---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (L, 1-6)4.0
      B. Smith3.0
      B. Boyer2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 77-57, C. Green 14-12, D. Betances 12-8, A. Chapman 21-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 7-3, C. Green 1-0, A. Chapman 1-0
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 26, C. Green 4, D. Betances 3, A. Chapman 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 95-58, B. Smith 42-33, B. Boyer 34-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - B. Smith 2-2, B. Boyer 4-2
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 22, B. Smith 12, B. Boyer 8
      • 9TH INNING
        Sanchez homered to left center83
        Stanton homered to left center73
      • 7TH INNING
        Sanchez homered to left63
      • 5TH INNING
        Moustakas singled to right, Goins scored53
      • 4TH INNING
        Torres homered to left, Frazier and Torreyes scored52
      • 3RD INNING
        Soler singled to center, Goins scored22
        Goins doubled to deep left, Escobar scored21
        Hicks homered to right20
      • 1ST INNING
        Sanchez doubled to left center, Hicks scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • B. Boyer Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Judge grounded out to second
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton homered to left center
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez homered to left center
        • T. Austin: Ball, Foul, Austin grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Andujar grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • H. Dozier: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Abraham Almonte hit for Ryan Goins
        • A. Almonte: Ball, Ball, Dozier out at second, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Almonte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Blaine Boyer relieved Burch Smith
        • R. Torreyes: Torreyes fouled out to first
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torres grounded out to third
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Hicks lined out to right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dellin Betances relieved Chad Green
        • S. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Perez flied out to center
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield flied out to right
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Stanton flied out to deep left
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez homered to left
        • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
        • M. Andujar: Andujar singled to left center
        • C. Frazier: Frazier doubled to deep right center, Andujar out at home
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chad Green relieved Luis Severino
        • R. Goins: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Goins doubled to left center
        • J. Jay: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Jay struck out swinging
        • J. Soler: Soler grounded out to third
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • B. Smith Pitching:
        • R. Torreyes: Torreyes doubled to center
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Hicks grounded out to second, Torreyes to third
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield doubled to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Dozier flied out to deep right, Merrifield to third
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Burch Smith relieved Danny Duffy
        • T. Austin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Austin singled to right
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar flied out to right
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Frazier grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Austin out at second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • R. Goins: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goins walked
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay singled to left, Goins to second
        • J. Soler: Foul, Soler grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Goins to third, Jay out at second
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas singled to right, Goins scored
        • S. Perez: Perez doubled to left center, Moustakas out at home
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Frazier walked
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Torreyes singled to left, Frazier to second
        • G. Torres: Foul, Ball, Foul, Torres homered to left, Frazier and Torreyes scored
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • A. Judge: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Judge flied out to deep center
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Stanton popped out to second
        • G. Sanchez: Sanchez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gordon grounded out to shortstop
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Dozier lined out to right
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Escobar grounded out to second
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks homered to right
        • A. Judge: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to deep left
        • T. Austin: Ball, Austin singled to right, Sanchez to second
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Andujar flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Escobar singled to shallow left center
        • R. Goins: Strike swinging, Goins doubled to deep left, Escobar scored
        • J. Jay: Jay hit sacrifice bunt to third, Goins to third
        • J. Soler: Ball, Soler singled to center, Goins scored
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Moustakas singled to right, Soler to second
        • S. Perez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Andujar lined out to right
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked
        • R. Torreyes: Torreyes flied out to center
        • G. Torres: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Torres lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez walked
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks singled to center
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
        • G. Stanton: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Stanton flied out to deep center, Hicks to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez doubled to left center, Hicks scored
        • T. Austin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez to third on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • L. Severino Pitching:
        • J. Jay: Strike looking, Strike looking, Jay grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Soler: Soler lined out to right
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)