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Aroldis Chapman Comments on 1st Appearance with Yankees in Win vs. Royals

class="ui-droppable">New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman made his debut against the Kansas City Royals on Monday and was flattered by the reaction he received from the home crowd.

"It was incredible," he said through a translator, per ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand.

The 28-year-old Cuban wowed the fans with his vintage 100-plus mph fastballs. Coming on in the ninth inning with New York up 6-2, he struck out the first two hitters he faced but allowed a double to Paulo Orlando before Alcides Escobar delivered an RBI single.

Chapman eventually forced Lorenzo Cain to ground out two batters later to seal the Yankees' 6-3 win.

Regardless, Chapman still appeared to be happy with his first appearance in pinstripes.

"I ...

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