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Cortez in over six innings Hold the Halos to three innings, allowing four hits and seven strikeouts. As last year’s All-Star player, left-handed in begins season.
Yankees give Cortez an early lead, Patrick San Dorval scored five runs in the first inning. Anthony Rizzo hit a scoring single, Oswald Peraza had a bases-loaded walk, and then Trevino hit a double to the left field wall. Bottom, base cleared.
Cortez’s effort on the defensive end got Kiner- Falefa, who volunteered for outfield duty in March, hopes to expand his versatility. Kiner-Falefa battled the setting sun in the fourth, hitting a Hunter Renfroe hit, and then he drove into the left center field gap in the fifth to secure Taylor Ward’s sacrifice fly.