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Ye Olde Slugfest: Yanks top Red Sox 17-13 in MLB Euro debut

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Austin Romine #28 of the New York Yankees in action during the MLB London Series game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium on June 29, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

LONDON— Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning, Aaron Judge went deep to cap a six-run fourth and the New York Yankees outslugged the Boston Red Sox 17-13 on Saturday night in the first Major League Baseball game played in Europe.

Each team scored six runs in a first inning that stretched nearly an hour.

Aaron Hicks hit the first European homer, DJ LeMahieu had four hits and five RBIs as New York opened a 17-6 lead and Luke Voit had four hits, including three doubles, before leaving with an injury in the fifth inning.

Rookie Michael Chavis hit a pair of three-run homers for Boston and Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits, also going deep. Xander Bogaerts left in the eighth after appearing to hurt a leg while running the bases.

Boston starter Rick Porcello and New York’s Masahiro Tanaka both failed to finish the first inning.

Chad Green (2-2) allowed four hits in two scoreless innings. Steven Wright (0-1) lost in his first decision and second appearance since an 80-game suspension for a positive drug test.

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