Yankees Beat Royals To Extend Win Streak To Nine

After Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Royals, no team in the majors has a better record than the Yankees. 

“I know in years past, we kind of scuffled out of the gates in April and then all we’re trying to do is climb back and fight back,’’ Aaron Judge said. “Getting an early lead like this, we’ll try to maintain and grow it through the year is gonna be big for us — especially with the type of team we have and the division we’re in.” 

They’ve won nine straight games — and 11 of their last 12 — and the Royals became the third consecutive team the Yankees swept. 

All of that is impressive, but the Yankees figure to get a stiffer test in Toronto, when they open a three-game series against the second-place Blue Jays. The Yankees have a 1 ½-game lead on Toronto.