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Diamondbacks Stumble Against Yankees in Series Opener, Fall 5-2

Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (4) fouls a ball off against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Chase Field on Monday, April 1, 2024, in Phoenix.

The Arizona Diamondbacks fell to the New York Yankees with a final score of 5-2 in their series opener.

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Stepping in for the injured Eduardo Rodriguez, Ryne Nelson took the mound for Arizona but encountered difficulties in his season debut.

The Yankees initiated their scoring in the 2nd inning when Anthony Volpe hit a leadoff double. He was subsequently brought home by Oswaldo Cabrera’s single into right field.

In the 3rd inning, the Yankees expanded their lead with three more runs, ignited by a series of walks. Anthony Volpe was once again pivotal, driving in two runs with a single up the middle.

On the other side, the Diamondbacks squandered several scoring opportunities. Their first notable chance was in the 3rd inning with runners on second and third and no outs, but only Jake McCarthy managed to score while Geraldo Perdomo was left stranded on 3rd.

The Diamondbacks’ prime opportunity for a comeback emerged in the 8th inning. Gabriel Moreno kicked off with a triple, followed by Jake McCarthy reaching base due to a scoring error, and Geraldo Perdomo getting hit by a pitch, thus loading the bases with no outs. However, they only managed to bring one run home, leaving them trailing 5-2 as they headed into the 9th inning, a deficit they ultimately could not overturn.

Corbin Carroll, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., and Christian Walker, key figures in the lineup, went a combined 0 for 12 with five strikeouts.

The Diamondbacks will have a chance for redemption against the Yankees tomorrow at 6:40 PM, with Zac Gallen scheduled to start.

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