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Plano West's Billy McKinney gets first major league call-up, joins Yankees

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Greg Bird was officially placed on the disabled list

"Stanton became the seventh Yankee to hit multiple home runs on opening day, the first since Joe Pepitone in 1963".

More specifically, Boone said he preferred Robertson's breaking ball against Smoak, and his data definitely seemed to be on the money there.

Austin kept the Yankees in the game single-handedly with a pair of booming home runs off Marco Estrada.

Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray allowed one run and seven hits in four-plus innings. Statcast was created and implemented in all Major League stadiums back in 2015.

It may be the first series of 2018, but a series win against a division rival is big at any point throughout the course of the season.

Yankees placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list with an Intercostal muscle strain.

Montgomery is a 25-year-old left-hander coming off a 9-7 rookie season. NY finished their four game road set against the Blue Jays: they dropped the last two games of the series to end up with a split as they fell 7-4 Sunday afternoon.

The Yankees' advance ticket sales for the season are up about 650,000 from past year.

Last year's Opening Day starter Masahiro Tanaka was on the hill for the second game of the year and was just as dominant as Severino.

BC-BBA-Yankees-Blue Jays, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 877Smoak's 2 HR, go-ahead slam in 8th rally Jays past Yanks 7-4AP Photo FJT112, FJT111, FJT109, FJT101, FJT104, FJT105, FJT102, FJT110, FJT107Eds: Blue Jays 7, Yankees 4. Yes, they should be anxious because of what I just said. Hicks was in the starting lineup on Thursday, and there were no reports of an injury after their opener against the Blue Jays.

The injuries have led manager Aaron Boone to do some early-season juggling, with Aaron Judge playing center field and Giancarlo Stanton right field Saturday.

It was the first baseman's seventh career multi-homer game. McKinney was attempting to make a leaping catch to rob a Josh Donaldson double.

Billy McKinney has been diagnosed with a shoulder sprain after X-rays came back negative, the team announced. Warren left Saturday's game after he was struck by a comebacker. Warren's X-rays were negative, and he has been diagnosed with a right ankle contusion. He's going to miss a few weeks and Miguel Andujar was recalled.

Stroman and the Yankees are very familiar with each other, as Stroman has made 13 starts against the Yankees, putting up a 3.09 ERA. Austin went into the game as a career.184/.228/.333 (45 wRC+) hitter with 41.3% strikeouts in fairly limited time against big league righties.

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