Duffy's first-pitch HR opens series in Bronx

Duffy's first-pitch HR opens series in Bronx
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Duffy's first-pitch HR opens series in Bronx

NEW YORK — Rays third baseman Matt Duffy didn’t waste any time when he stepped into the batter’s box Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Leading off in the first inning, Duffy swung at the first pitch from Yankees right-hander Domingo German and hit a home run over the left-field wall to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.

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NEW YORK — Rays third baseman Matt Duffy didn’t waste any time when he stepped into the batter’s box Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.

Leading off in the first inning, Duffy swung at the first pitch from Yankees right-hander Domingo German and hit a home run over the left-field wall to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.

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It was the first leadoff home run of the season for Duffy and third for the Rays this year.

Bill Ladson has been a reporter for MLB.com since 2002. He covered the Nationals/Expos from 2002-2016. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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