The Yankees began a stretch where they have games over the next 20 days on Tuesday night, and their first stop was Kansas City against the struggling Royals. The Yankees needed to get CC Sabathia on track, and he did just that when his superb pitching performance led the Yankees to a 7-1 win at Kaufman Field in Kansas City, Missouri.
The Yankees got on the board in the third when Gary Sanchez hit a three-run home run. In the fourth, Chris Carter hit a two-run home run, in the seventh Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single, and in the eighth, Matt Holliday hit into a RBI ground out.
— The Yankees will face off against the Royals for a Wednesday night showdown. Michael Pineda wills tart for the Yankees and Jason Vargas will start for the Royals. First pitch is at 8:15 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.