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Anthony Volpe lifts Yankees to 5th straight win, 5-2 over D’Backs

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The Yankees are the hottest team in Major League Baseball out of the gates — no fooling.

Anthony Volpe’s first four-hit game and Luis Gil’s fiery start fueled the Bronx Bombers to a 5-2 win over the defending NL-champion Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night to make it five straight wins to start the 2024 campaign.

This is the first time since 1992 that the Yankees have started a season 5-0.

Gil allowed just one run on one hit through 4.2 innings, which prominently featured a fastball that touched 100 mph. He struck out six and walked three.

The star of it, though, was the sophomore shortstop, Volpe, who went 4-for-4 at the plate. It started when he doubled on a line drive to center field in the second. Austin Wells flew out to
move Volpe to third base, and Oswaldo Cabrera helped him complete the trip around the bases with his single to right field.

In the third, Anthony Rizzo and Alex Verdugo both walked to jam up first and second, so when Volpe snuck a grounder through the infield, Rizzo came in to score to make it a 3-0 game.

With runners on corners and one out, Wells hit a sac fly to left, bringing Verdugo in to score. A wide throw home, however, allowed Volpe to advance from first to third to third. The ensuing throw trying to nab him at the hot corner was wild, as well, and the shortstop came all the way around to score the Yankees’ fifth run of the night.

The rest of the offense wasn’t asleep either. Back in the second with Cabrera on first and one out, Gleyber Torres doubled to plate Cabrera, 2-0.

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