Nick Pivetta allowed a go-ahead homer to Giancarlo Stanton in the sixth inning that put the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox Saturday afternoon.
Stanton’s two-run jack went 437 feet into the silver bleachers of Yankee Stadium, and it put New York up 4-2. They never looked back after that and Pivetta was pulled, finishing his day with four hits on three walks allowed for four runs across 5.2 innings.
The big fly from Stanton was Pivetta’s second homer allowed on the day — Anthony Rizzo’s two-run shot in the fourth tied it up at 2-2.
Boston’s only means of production was a two-run homer from Alex Verdugo in the second that put the Sox up 2-0.
After Austin Davis finished the sixth for Pivetta, Hirokazu Sawamura and Phillips Valdez both tossed a perfect frame, but it was mooted by Boston getting no hits from innings 5-9. As a team, they had just five hits.
Tanner Houck takes on Jordan Montgomery tomorrow at 7:08 p.m. ET on Sunday night baseball, before the Sox travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers Monday in the opener of a three-game set.
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