New York (USA), Aug 1 (EFE) .- Colombian third baseman Gio Urshela hit the grand slam and led the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
For the Yankees it is the fifth consecutive victory, which helps them improve their mark to 6-1 so far this season and leaves them with a record of 2-0 in games celebrated in their field.
For the Yankees, it’s their best start to the season since 2003, which would be the equivalent of a 16-3 record if they were playing a regular 162-game season.
Urshela hit his first major slam in the major leagues, and also made a defensive play on third base in the sixth inning, catching the ball by catcher Christian Vázquez in foul territory and throwing it on the fly at first to put out to the receiver.
Urshela (2) kicked the ball off the field when the house was full in the second episode against pitches by starter Zack Godley, with no outs in the episode.
The Yankees’ victory was won by Nick Nelson (1-0) in three episodes.
For the Red Sox, Godley (0-1) led the loss in three-and-a-third innings.
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