Yankees throttle Royals for fourth straight win

Jose Trevino, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres hit multi-run homers as the visiting New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 11-5 on Wednesday for their fourth straight win.

The Yankees quickly loaded the bases against Royals opener Dan Altavilla with two singles and a walk. With one out, Alex Verdugo smacked a bad-hop single past first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino, scoring two.

Anthony Rizzo’s sacrifice fly brought in a run ahead of Trevino’s three-run homer into the left field bullpen as New York took a 6-0 lead before the Royals ever came to bat.

Altavilla (0-1) retired one of six batters faced, allowing five runs on three hits and two walks before giving way to Daniel Lynch IV with one out and the bases loaded.

In the fifth, Stanton connected for his 17th homer, a two-run shot 449 feet to left for an 8-0 lead.

Torres hit his sixth homer in the seventh, a three-run blast to left for an 11-2 advantage.

Trevino, Stanton and Anthony Volpe each had two of New York’s 11 hits. Juan Soto reached base safely four times and scored three runs.

Over his first five innings, Cody Poteet (3-0) allowed two singles and two walks but allowed no runs, inducing a pair of double-play grounders while facing just two over the minimum. He stumbled in the sixth, allowing three of the first four batters to reach base before being lifted. He ended up going 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

The Yankees have won 12 of 14 and outscored the Royals 25-8 while winning the first three of the four-game series.

Bobby Witt Jr. got Kansas City on the scoreboard with an RBI double in the sixth, then scored on Nelson Velazquez’s sacrifice fly.

Witt added an RBI single in a three-run seventh. He had three hits and is batting .414 during his 13-game hitting streak, tied for his career best.

Lynch IV surrendered three homers in 6 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on seven hits.

Salvador Perez collected a career-high three walks while reaching safely five times. Kyle Isbel had two of the Royals’ 11 hits and scored twice.

Kansas City has lost four straight.