Giancarlo Stanton hits first home run for Yankees

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The Yankees are set to enter the 2018 season with a locked and loaded lineup, and on Saturday, newly-signed slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave them a sneak preview of what’s to come. The 28-year-old outfielder went ham on a 1-2 pitch from Mets right-hander Matt Harvey in the fifth inning and padded the Yankees’ 5-1 lead with a two-run laser to center field.

It’s been something of an understated spring for Stanton, who was 6-for-19 with zero home runs prior to Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest. Still, there’s every reason to believe that we’ll be seeing a lot more power from the reigning NL MVP once the Yankees kick off their season against the Blue Jays on March 29.