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Stanton to bat third, DH in Yankees' opener

Stanton to bat third, DH in Yankees' opener

New York Yankees fans seem to have plenty to be optimistic about just based on that first at-bat, but most fans already knew what a player of Giancarlo Stanton's caliber would bring to the plate.

Judge, who hit more home runs past year than any other rookie in MLB history, joins a roster of Adidas baseball athletes which includes Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs and 2017 World Series champion Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros.

The 28-year-old slugger has played in 120-or-more games four times in his eight-year career, but 2017 marked career-highs for him in games played (159), home runs (52), RBI (132) and several other categories, so those signs could bode well for the future.

Stanton became the first Yankee to homer twice on Opening Day since the immortal Joe Pepitone in 1963.

NY has lost six straight openers, the longest such streak in franchise history and the longest active skid in the major leagues.

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New York's rotation will look strikingly similar as it did previous year when they were one of the best in the American League. "Your guess is as good as mine", Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "He shut us down pretty good". Starter Luis Severino allowed one hit in 5 2/3 innings and commbined with three relievers on a two-hitter.

Boone had been a television analyst since retiring as a player after the 2009 season. Kevin Pillar homered on Dellin Betances' first pitch in the eighth.

"I'm very comfortable with our decision on Aaron Boone so I'm not focused on Aaron", Cashman said before Thursday's game. The ball flew higher and farther to deeeeep right-center, into the "Flight Deck" zone on the second level of the ballpark. Gregorius credited him with only three RBIs.

Said a Yankees spokesman: "Our hospitality team took Monday's event as an opportunity to test the image machine with various Yankees-related logos and photos".

Other Yankees to homer twice on opening day were Babe Ruth and Samuel Byrd (1932), Russ Derry (1945) and Roger Maris (1956).

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Jacoby Ellsbury was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain (retroactive to March 26).

The only thing that didn't go the Yankees' way this spring was the health of Greg Bird, who underwent surgery to remove a bone spur on his right ankle.
INF/OF Tyler Austin was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

You certainly couldn't fault Happ, who was making the first opening-day start of his career.

While it isn't crucial that the Jays win the series, most around the team acknowledge that getting some traction in the seven-game home stand to start the season is crucial.

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