MLB Roundup: New York Yankees fans prematurely applaud Anthony Volpe’s potential home run against Red Sox as rookie watches foul ball … then comes out to seal 3-2 loss
- Volpe sent Yankees fans into hysteria with what many thought was a departure
- Instead, the ball fell into foul territory and the Yankees lost to the Red Sox, 3-2
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New York Yankees rookie Anthony Volpe sent the Bronx faithful into hysteria with what many thought was a home run against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
The shortstop took a 3-2 offer from Red Sox closer Kenley Jansen deep in the left field line in the bottom of the ninth, only to see the ball drop into foul territory.
Volpe finally popped up to end the threat in the ninth inning as Boston cruised to a 3-2 victory over New York in their first meeting of the season, thanks in large part to another homer from Rafael Devers against the starter. of the Yankees Gerrit Cole.
Triston Casas had two hits and an RBI and Enrique Hernandez also scored a home run as the Red Sox snapped a six-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium and won for the sixth time in their last 18 games. in total.
Josh Donaldson homered for the Yankees, who lost for the third time in four games and fell to 1-19 in scoring two or fewer runs this season.
Devers hit his seventh homer in 33 career at bats against Cole (7-1). The third baseman also ended a 16-game homer drought by going deep for the first time since hitting two on May 19 in San Diego.
Volpe sent Yankees fans into hysteria with what many thought was a start against Boston
Kenley Jansen (74) is greeted by Boston Red Sox designated hitter Justin Turner after his latest out
Jansen, who came in with a 7.88 ERA in his last nine outings, had two quick outs before running into trouble. Billy McKinney and Gleyber Torres picked to give the Yankees runners first and second for Volpe.
Volpe then hit his foul ball to the left field line which missed a game-ending three-run homer by a few feet.
Jansen then got the rookie on a pop-up to secure his 14th save in 17 chances.
Garrett Whitlock (3-2), a former New York 2017 18th-round pick, allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. In his first start against his old organization after 12 relief appearances against them, Whitlock retired six and walked one.
Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers slides past New York Yankees wide receiver Jose Trevino
Cole allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings for his first loss since his last regular season start last season. Cole struck out six and walked one.
Devers hit a one-out double in the fourth and scored two batters later on Casas’ single. On his next at-bat, Devers hit a first-pitch substitution and lifted it into the bullpen beyond the left center field fence for his 14th homer and a 2-0 lead at Boston in the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth, Donaldson hit the second pitch of the inning into the net over Monument Park in center field to make it 2-1, but Hernandez homered to drop Albert Abreu in the seventh.
The Yankees made it 3-2 when Isiah Kiner-Falefa scored on a wild pitch, which chased Whitlock. Nick Pivetta was seventh and Chris Martin worked an eighth 1-2-3 before Jansen slipped away.