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Yankees roll past Phillies in series opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (3-1) jumped out to a first-inning lead and never looked back as they rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies (0-4) on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

Nestor Cortes made his season debut on the mound and tossed five innings of one-run ball while recording three strikeouts. 

Gleyber Torres, Anthony Rizzo, and Franchy Cordero each drove in a pair of runs to lead the offense. 

Torres launched his second home run of the season and the 100th of his career. He plated another run with an infield single and walked three times.

Rizzo crushed his first homer of the season, a two-run shot that landed into the second deck in right field. 

Cordero hammered a two-run double, his first hit as a Yankee. 

Giancarlo Stanton plated a run with a groundout, and Jose Trevino had a two-out RBI single. 

DJ LeMahieu had a good night at the plate as well, collecting two hits, including a triple. 


Ian Hamilton made his Yankee debut and struck out two over 1 2/3 shutout innings. Jonathan Loáisiga (1.1 IP) and Clay Holmes (1.0 IP) also had scoreless outings. 

The Yankees will send Domingo Germán to the mound Tuesday as they look to win their second series of the season. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.