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Tyler Clippard (AP Photo)

Tyler Clippard (AP Photo)

Following their three-game set in Baltimore beginning Friday, the New York Yankees will make their first appearance in the Bronx this season. The Yankees will host the Tampa Bay Rays beginning Monday, April 10, at 1:05 p.m.

As part of the festivities, Joe Torre, Tino Martinez and Willie Randolph will throw out the ceremonial first pitches in recognition of Team USA’s championship run in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Current Yankees pitcher and member of the Team USA’s victorious WBC squad, Tyler Clippard, is also scheduled to take part in the celebration.

Monday will mark the 115th home opener in franchise history. All guests in attendance will also receive a Yankees magnetic schedule courtesy of AT&T.

Fans may want to arrive early, giving themselves an opportunity to check out the newest features throughout the stadium, including a kid’s zone, social gathering spaces and concession options. All Yankee Stadium gates will open beginning at 11:00 a.m. with ceremonies slated to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. with the introduction of both teams on the baselines.

Mamie Parris — currently playing the role of “Grizabella” on the Broadway show Cats — will perform the national anthem and a giant American flag will be unfurled by 75 West Point Cadets. The West Point Color Guard will present the colors.

During the seventh-inning stretch, Doreen Montalvo, who stars as “Gloria Fajardo” on the Broadway show On Your Feet, will perform “God Bless America.”

The Yankees dropped two of three in their first series of the 2017 season in Tampa Bay. A good start by CC Sabathia was sandwiched by two poor outings from Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda.

Following the home opener, the Yankees will continue their homestand with two additional games vs. the Rays (WednesdayThursday, April 12-13), a three-game series vs. St. Louis in the first ever visit by the Cardinals to the current Yankee Stadium (FridaySunday, April 14-16) and a three-game series vs. the Chicago White Sox (Monday-Wednesday, April 17-19).

 

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