On Monday, Aaron Judge achieved MLB history while also helping his team grab another win for their record. The new york yankees topped the Kansas City Royals 11-3, with Judge picking up the rookie record for home runs in a season. Solid pitching from CC Sabathia also helped with the victory. Here's the latest Royals vs. Yankees recap with top performers, game stats, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule for these two MLB teams.

MLB game recap

In today's baseball game, the New York Yankees took control in the first inning with a 1-0 lead, continued to add to it, and never trailed.

The Royals managed three runs in the seventh inning, but pitcher CC Sabathia kept them to just four hits over six innings before that. Among the biggest hits of the day for the Yankees came in the seventh inning when rookie Aaron Judge connected on a Trevor Cahill pitch to smack his 50th home run of the season.

That 50th home run gave Judge the rookie record for most home runs in a season. Judge surpassed the previous mark set by Mark McGwire as a rookie with the Oakland Athletics back in 1987. It was Judge's second of the day, as he also hit a home run in the third inning. For the game, Judge finished with a 2-for-4 performance including three RBIs and two runs scored.

Also pitching in for the Yankees' win was shortstop Didi Gregorius.

He went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. New York's Greg Bird and Matt Holliday each added two RBIs as well, while catcher Gary Sanchez went 3-for-5 with an RBI in the win.

The Kansas City Royals had six hits scattered amongst six players. Among them were Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer, and catcher Salvador Perez. Perez collected two of his team's RBIs with his 27 home run of the season, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off Sabathia.

Sabathia was credited with the win for the Yankees for working six innings and giving up four hits and three runs. Sabathia is now 13-5 for the season. On the losing side was Jake Junis (8-3) who struck out four batters over 5.2 innings.

Standings & what's next

With the victory, the New York Yankees are now 87-69 for the season with a home record of 47-28.

The team has already qualified for a playoff spot, which at this point would be a Wild Card spot. If the season ended today, New York would battle the Minnesota Twins for the right to play the Cleveland Indians in a first-round series. Next up on the schedule for the Yankees is a home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time Tuesday night.

The Kansas City Royals fall to 76-80 overall and 37-44 on the road with today's loss. The Royals try to bounce back on Tuesday night at 8:15 p.m. Eastern Time when they host the Detroit Tigers.