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Yanks, Red Sox tied 6-6 after 1 inning in 1st European game

Britain's Prince Harry, top left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch during the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the N...
Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players line up as flags are unfurled before a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Bas...
Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, walk off the field before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yan...
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Colten Brewer throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29,...

Britain's Prince Harry, top left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, watch during the first inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the N...

Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees players line up as flags are unfurled before a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2019, in London. Major League Bas...

Britain's Prince Harry, left, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, walk off the field before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yan...

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Colten Brewer throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29,...

LONDON (AP) — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox treated fans to one of the most unusual first innings in their century-plus rivalry when they played Saturday night in the first Major League Baseball game in Europe.

In the 2,200th regular-season meeting between the teams, New York scored six runs in the top of the first and Boston came back with six in the bottom half in an inning that lasted 58 minutes, 20 batters and 94 pitches.

Boston's Rick Porcello got just one out in the shortest of 324 career starts. New York's Masahiro Tanaka got two outs and failed to finish the first inning for the first time in 149 major league starts. It was the first big league game in which both teams scored at least six runs in the first since visiting Toronto led Oakland 7-6 on June 23, 1989.

Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnación hit RBI doubles around Didi Gregorius' two-run double, and Aaron Hicks drove a changeup from Rick Porcello 386 feet over the Boston bullpen in right field for a two-run homer on Porcello's 33rd and final pitch.

Rafael Devers and Brock Holt had RBI singles in the bottom half around Christian Vazquez's sacrifice fly, and Michael Chavis chased Tanaka with a three-run homer.

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Updated : 2021-01-20 15:15 GMT+08:00