New York (AFP) – Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to play Homer against Boston in six straight games, notching a tiebreaker, in the sixth inning that gave the New York Yankees a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday. .
Anthony Rizzo advanced for the second day in a row to start New York’s comeback from an early deficit, in the fourth round.
Luis Severino made his Yankees debut since the 2019 AL Championship Series as the Yankees improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2018.
Stanton broke the tie 2-2 when Nick Pevita’s 0-1 slider drove into the front row of the left field stands, 437 feet above the Boston base.
Stanton and Rizzo became the first players in Yankees history to have Homer together in their first two games of the season. Elias’ sports office said they have also become the ninth group of their teammates since 1900 to each score a goal in each of their first two games of the season.
“It’s good to see the seniors doing some damage,” said manager Aaron Boone.
Stanton’s six-game winning streak with a home run against the Red Sox includes a campaign in last year’s wild card game, a 6-2 loss for the Yankees.
“We’re just talking about a great hitter, a great power hitter,” Boone said. “Going back now, it was in a completely locked position and when G gets locked in, that’s what happens.”
“It’s good luck to get some balls on top of the plate and be on time and get the pipe going,” Stanton said. “I can’t say it’s rivalry or anything else. I’m doing my homework and putting the ball over the board.”
Three players made five consecutive games against Boston: Mickey Mantle (1954), Ken Griffey Jr. (1996-1997) and Jim Thom (1997).
After opening as a bad Friday, Stanton played the right field. Stanton hit nine out of 35 Homers last year in 16 games as a player.
“I can’t tell you why I hit them when I’m playing off the field or DH,” Stanton said. “It’s just a different rhythm of the game. I have to be able to master both because I will do both.”
Alex Verdugo hit a two-round wreck in the second half from 31 stadiums outside Severino, who returned late last season from Tommy John’s surgery. The 28-year-old right-hander, winner of 19 games in 2018. He allowed five hits in over three runs, hit five and walked away with nothing. He threw 65 layups, including 35 fastballs in four stitches, averaging 97.8 mph.
“It’s been a long time, but I remember very well how you feel.” Severino said. “I was trying to feel comfortable.”
Six loyalists followed Severino with a clean run each.
Ron Marinaccio, 26, is stranded by the inherited runner for fourth place in his first major league appearance. Lucas Luetge (1-0) scored the sixth goal, and Aroldis Chapman turned a foul by new shorter Isaiah Keener-Valeva in his first save.
Boston went 0-for-10 with the runners in the scoring center and slipped to 0-2 for the second straight season. The Red Sox opened last season with three straight losses at home to Baltimore, won nine in a row and secured a share of the top spot in the Middle East for 85 days.
Pivita allowed four runs and four strokes in 5 and 2/3 runs.
“It’s just my fault there,” Pevita said of Homer Stanton. “It just came out of my hand in a weird way and it was a peg.”
Rizzo greeted after quarterback Kiké Hernández grabbed a jump at the center field fence to steal Aaron Judge with an extra base kick. The judge’s drive was going to be a home run on the game’s 21 stadiums.
Boone went up the hill because Severino left his Pitch Com signaling device in the bunker. In the previous inning, Severino appeared to have trouble hearing the signals in the machine during Vázquez’s at-bat. He had his ears cupped to hear the signal due to the sirens blaring from the sound system.
Marinaccio put Severino back in fourth, starting his career by walking on Trevor Storey and earning two bars after an impassioned talk from Rizzo.
“I think in general I felt very calm,” said Marinaccio.
Marinaccio, a native of Toms River, New Jersey, said his parents, brother, fiancée and more than 100 friends were in the stands.
Marinaccio became the fourth player born on Toms River to appear on the major teams and the third for the Yankees. The others are Al Leiter and Andy Messersmith.
“I love his makeup, and so I knew he was going to get over it,” Boone said.
Red Sox: SS Xander Bogaerts went 0 for 3 by three strokes and walked after coming out of Friday’s game with a stretched right hamstring. …RHP Matt Barnes (back taut) said he feels better. Barnes was unavailable on Friday after changing his back during Thursday’s workout. …LHP Josh Taylor (back tense) will give hitting practice next week at the Spring Training Complex in Fort Myers.
LHP Jordan Montgomery (6-7, 3.83 ERA last year) starts Sunday night for the Yankees and RHP Tanner Hawk (1-5, 3.52) for Boston.
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