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Yankees make best start to season in 32 years with fifth straight win

THE New York Yankees are off to their best start in 32 years.

After a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros, the Yankees followed that up with a 5-2 win over the Houston Astros. Arizona Diamondbacks Monday evening. The Yankees improved to 5-0, starting their best start to a season since 1992.

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Anthony Volpe of the New York Yankees celebrates with Gleyber Torres after scoring a run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on a ball hit by Oswaldo Cabrera, Monday, April 1, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

New York also started the year with five straight wins in 1933 and 1988. The 1927 Yankees started the year 6-0 but tied their third game.

On Tuesday, Luis Gil made his first appearance for the Yankees since undergoing Tommy John surgery at the start of the 2022 season. He struck out six batters and allowed one run on three hits in 4, 2 sleeves.

“He pulled the first batter of the game,” Yankees catcher Austin Wells said. “It was really cool. We were all really excited that he was there.”

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Luis Gil vs. Diamondbacks

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil reacts after being knocked out in the fifth inning during the Arizona Diamondbacks game Monday, April 1, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

New York opened with a 2-0 lead in the second half thanks to runs from Oswaldo Cabrera and Gleyber Torres. Wells and Anthony Volpe added more in the third.

“That’s the problem, I feel like we’ve done as well as we’ve done offensively so far, I also feel like we’re not really getting going yet,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “But we’re putting up tough fights after tough fights after tough fights.”

The Yankees aren’t the only team to start the year undefeated.

THE Pittsburgh Pirates got off to a superb 5-0 start. The Detroit Tigers are 4-0 and the Milwaukee Brewers are 3-0.

Gleyber Torres vs. Diamondbacks

Gleyber Torres of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, April 1, 2024, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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Last season, the Tampa Bay Rays opened with 13 straight wins.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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