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Trio of homers power Yankees to win over M’s

NEW YORK — Another series, another series opening win for the Yankees. Powered by the long ball and a solid start from CC Sabathia, New York breezed by Seattle, 7-3.

It was the team’s 12th win in the past 16 games and also the 248th career win for Sabathia, which puts him just two away from the historic 250 win milestone.

With most of their regulars still on the injured list, Aaron Boone still has to rely on certain young players to step-up for the squad.

Tonight, it was Thairo Estrada that starred, clubbing his first Major League home run in the third inning. His two-run shot was part of a four-run frame that gave the team separation.

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While many were pleasantly surprised with the pop of Estrada’s bat, no one was shocked to see another bomb from Luke Voit. His first inning two-run shot set the tone for the Yankees, as his tenth home run is highest among American League first basemen.

Brett Gardner also added a home run of his own in the third inning, a laser shot off of Felix Hernandez.

In this battle of former Cy Young Winners, Sabathia definitely came out on top, as King Felix was charged with seven runs on eight hits in a pretty awful night.

Aiding Sabathia and the rest of the Yankee pitchers, though, was some stellar defense all-around. Dazzling plays from Gio Urshela and Estrada saved more than a few runs.

In the game, Clint Frazier also made his return from the IL. He, however, went hitless in four at-bats.

The four game set continues tomorrow, with Masahiro Tanaka facing Marco Gonzales.

Current Yankees Record: 20-14

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