Jarren Duran Notches First Career Hit as Boston Red Sox Lose, 3-1, to Yankees in Rain-Shortened Ballgame

The Red Sox and Yankees endured pouring rain Saturday night, as the Yankees won 3-1 in six innings. The game was called after a near-hour rain delay.

In his first career at-bat, Jarren Duran hit a first-pitch single for his first major-league hit, and later scored as Christian Arroyo plated him with an RBI single in the second.

There wasn’t much action in the next two innings, but the Yankees got on the board in the bottom of the fifth as DJ LeMahieu tied the game up with an RBI single.

Boston got a bases-loaded chance in the top of the sixth, but Christian Vazquez struck out to retire the side, as he wasn’t able to check his swing on an outside pitch. Red Sox bench coach Will Venable and backup catcher Kevin Plawecki (who was not playing) was thrown out of the ballgame, after having some words about the questionable strike three call.

As Alex Verdugo went out to left field to start the sixth inning, a fan tossed what was said to be a baseball at Verdugo, and he had some words with the fan and screamed several expletives directed at him. The grounds crew then came on to fix the rain-drenched field, before Hirokazu Sawamura took the mound.

Nate Eovaldi finished his night going five innings, allowing just one run on just two hits, punching out seven batters. The righty threw 94 pitches, 66 strikes, 42 four-seam fastballs, 18 sliders, 13 curveballs, 11 cutters, and 10 splitters.

But Sawamura, after recording the first out of the frame, surrendered back-to-back homers off the bats of Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres before Josh Taylor came in for relief. Taylor would get out of the inning by striking out Greg Allen after allowing both a walk and a base hit, in order to keep the score at 3-1.

With the rain pouring, and the field drenched, at 10:48 PM EST the grounds crew came on to put the tarp on. After nearly an hour of waiting, at 11:42 they officially called the game.

(Photo of Jarren Duran and Alex Cora/Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

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