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Anthony Volpe continued his journey as the Yankees’ next star shortstop in grand fashion. Facing Blue Jays righty Yimi Garcia, Volpe broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run over the short porch in right field.

Volpe’s home run gave the Yankees a late 2-0 lead in a game dominated by Gerrit Cole and Alek Manoah’s pitching duel.

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