What happened at Red Sox Yankees game?
The game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday was delayed briefly after a fan threw a baseball at Boston outfielder Alex Verdugo in the sixth inning, hitting him in the back, which led Red Sox manager Alex Cora to pull his team from the field. The AthleticRed Sox-Yankees delayed after fan throws baseball at Alex Verdugo
Why is the Yankees game delayed?
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees announced that Thursday's series-opening game against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the organization. Major League Baseball released a statement saying the postponement is to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. CBS New YorkYankees Game Postponed Following Multiple Positive COVID Tests
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Duran stepped to the plate for his first major league at-bat in the second inning against Yankees ace Gerrit Cole. The Sox center fielder took a fastball from Cole and hit into center field for his first career hit.
Duran later scored in the inning to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead, although they would ultimately lose 3-1 on an eventual night at Yankee Stadium.
“I was hoping he’d throw me a fastball,” Duran said in his postgame press conference. “He’s a really good pitcher, so I wanted to make sure that I got my pitch before he started to dice me up. So I guess that worked in my favor and I got a fastball first pitch.”
What was it like to accomplish a lifetime dream of getting your first major league hit after just one pitch?
“I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders,” Duran told reporters. “I was like, ‘Ok, I can relax now,’ just to get that first one out of the way.”
Duran was pleased with his three trips to the plate in his debut.
"I thought I put together some at-bats. I struck out my second at-bat but I thought I worked the count pretty good and was able to fight," he said. "I draw a walk in my last at-bat, hopefully keep the line moving and let (Christian Vazquez) do his thing. I think I was able to put together some good at-bats for the team."
The Red Sox and Yankees will conclude their series at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night. They also will begin a four-game series at Fenway Park on Thursday.
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Saturday’s game was a total mess, culminating in a fan throwing a baseball at Alex Verdugo. It was obviously something that can’t happen, but is unfortunately becoming a trend across sports. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)
The fan who threw the ball at Verdugo is not going to be at any major-league games, well, ever again. He’s been banned at all 30 parks. (Mike Fitzpatrick; Boston.com)
The ball being thrown at Verdugo wasn’t all that made Saturday a strange one. The weather was handled poorly throughout the night, and Alex Cora wasn’t thrilled about it. (Alexandra Francisco; NESN)
Sean McAdam looks for some potential trade targets for the Red Sox with the deadline quickly approaching. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)