Volpe, Soto’s 3-run homers in 4th lift Yankees to 7-0 drubbing of lowly Marlins

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A pair of three-run home runs from Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto in the fourth inning eclipsed the Miami Marlins en route to the Yankees’ 7-0 win on Monday night in the Bronx, the fastest nine-inning game for New York since 1992 (2:01).

The continuously red-hot Volpe boasts some of the best offensive stats out of all the Bronx Bombers this season, slashing .417/.488/.667. The generationally-talented Soto is close behind at .357/.462/.548.

While a 7-0 win is a clear indicator of a balanced effort for the 9-2 Yankees, Volpe flashed a Gold Glove-winning performance when he fielded hard-hit balls by Avisaíl García and Emmanuel Rivera.

In his third start of the year, Nestor Cortes pitched a gem, only giving up two hits through eight innings while picking up six strikeouts.

His velocity was normal — his fastball averaging around 92 mph — with his cutter accompanying in its usual mid-80s zone.

Newly signed 28-year-old Josh Maciejewski, got the last three outs on four pitches in his major league debut to seal the shutout win.

The only other run the Yankees scored outside of that big two-home-run fourth inning came via Alex Verdugo’s RBI single in the fifth off Marlins starter Jesús Luzardo (0-3), who allowed seven runs, eight hits, and five walks in 4.2 innings. Luzardo has a 7.20 ERA this season.

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