In a decisive 10-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees relied on both strategic small-ball and powerful home runs to secure their win.


Key Moments

The Yankees continued their trend from the previous night’s game of manufacturing runs. In the first inning, Anthony Volpe set the tone with a leadoff triple. Aaron Judge then followed with a single to right field, bringing Volpe home and putting New York on the board.

Later in the inning, Alex Verdugo advanced Juan Soto and Judge to second and third with a grounder. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grounder to third, and despite a throw home by Maikel Garcia, Soto slid around Salvador Perez to extend the Yankees’ lead to 2-0.


Offensive Firepower

Austin Wells highlighted a four-run fourth inning with a 417-foot, three-run homer off Brady Singer. This marked Wells’ second home run of the season and continued his hitting streak to three consecutive games. The young catcher ended the night 2-for-4.

Judge and Stanton added to the Yankees’ offensive onslaught in the seventh inning. Judge blasted a 436-foot home run, his MLB-leading 25th of the season, with Soto on base, extending the lead to 9-0. Stanton followed with a 446-foot shot to dead center, pushing the Yankees’ run total into double digits. RBI singles from Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera rounded out the scoring.


Strong Pitching

Marcus Stroman delivered another effective performance, pitching 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball. Despite working around several baserunners and being pulled with the bases loaded in the sixth, Stroman’s resilience shone through. He ended his outing having thrown 102 pitches (54 strikes), giving up just four hits and three walks while striking out one.

Ron Marinaccio, freshly recalled from the minors after Dennis Santana was designated for assignment, played a crucial role. Entering the game with the bases loaded, Marinaccio struck out the next batter to escape the jam. He went on to pitch 2.1 innings, striking out three, walking one, hitting a batter, and conceding a solo home run to Freddy Fermin in the eighth.


Notable Return

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup after missing two games. Although he went 0-for-4, his at-bats were strong, including a narrowly missed double and reaching base on an error. Rizzo also made a significant defensive contribution with an over-the-shoulder catch and a clean scoop of a potential throwing error.


Game MVP: Ron Marinaccio

While Judge and Stanton’s contributions were pivotal, Ron Marinaccio’s clutch performance out of the bullpen earns him the MVP nod. In his first game back, Marinaccio’s 2.1 innings with three strikeouts were instrumental in maintaining the Yankees’ lead.



– Aaron Judge: 25th home run, 436 feet
– Giancarlo Stanton: Home run, 446 feet
– Austin Wells: 3-run home run, 417 feet
– Marcus Stroman: 5.2 innings, 0 ER


What’s Next

The Yankees continue their four-game series against the Royals on Wednesday night. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. Cody Poteet (2-0, 1.72 ERA) is set to start for New York, while Kansas City has yet to announce their starter.