New York, Jul 31 (EFE) .- Ranger Aaron Judge hit his third home run of the season and the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1.
The Bronx staged its first game amid growing concern that baseball’s plan to play during the coronavirus pandemic may not work.
This, after eight teams, including New York, have had their schedules interrupted during the first nine days of the season due to positive tests in the Miami Marlins, the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Before the start of the game there was a moment of silence for the late Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner, who died in April. New York has patches on their uniforms with their initials this season.
Judge (3) hit a full back in the third episode leading a runner on the trails.
For Judge, who has a .250 batting average, it was his third consecutive home run in three days.
Ranger Brett Gardner (1) did so in the eighth inning with a runner ahead, and Colombian third baseman Gio Urshela (1) punished in the fourth inning.
Urshela found starting pitches Ryan Weber, who disappeared from the field with no runners ahead.
The victory was won by starter Jordan Montgomery (1-0) in five episodes and two thirds.
For the Red Sox, the loser was Weber (0-2) in three 1/3 innings.
(c) EFE Agency