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With All Eyes On Yankees Juan Soto, Teammate Oswaldo Cabrera Is Scorching Hot

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The signing of Juan Soto by the Yankees, is going to be the best signing of the offseason and not only because he is one of the best power hitters in the game, but because he has the ability to make every one around him better.  That is already evident as Oswaldo Cabrera has started the season scorching hot.

In the first game of the season, Cabrera singled in his second at bat, and scored to pull the Yankees within 4-2 at the time. In his third at bat, he brought the Yankees all the way back, with a two run home run (1), tying that game at 4-4. The Yankees would eventually add another run to steal the game from the Astros for their first win of the season.

On Friday’s 7-1 Yankees comeback victory, as they trailed 1-0 into the seventh inning, Cabrera recorded his first ever career 4-hit game.

In his first at bat in the top of the third, he singled on a line drive to right field. After moving over to second on a single from Soto, he was stranded at second when Aaron Judge popped up for the final out of the inning.

In the top of the 5th, Cabrera hit a two-out double to center field, but was stranded once again when Gleyber Torres struck out swining to end the frame.

The Guarenas, Venezuela native came up big in the Top of the 7th, by tying the game at 1-1, on an RBI single scoring Anthony Volpe and with the Yankees up 4-1 in the 8th, Cabrera added to the lead with a 2-RBI single to center to increase the lead to 6-1. Yankees would go on to win 7-1.

On Saturday, the hitting machine took his game to another level as he hit another game tying home run, this time in the top of the seventh, helping to pull the game even at 3-3. Then Soto hit his first home run as a Yankee, a go ahead bomb to left field, to give the Yankees their first lead of the game, and their third comeback in three straight games. They went on to win 5-3, to start he season at 3-0.

So far in three games, Cabrera is batting .583 (7 for 12), with 3 R, Double, 2 HRs, and 6 RBIs. As for Soto, he is batting .545 (6 for 11), with 2 R, Double, HR, and 3 RBIs.

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