Red Sox spoil debut of Yanks’ Severino
NEW YORK (AP) -- Steven Wright handcuffed a torrid New York Yankees lineup with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz hit a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.
A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil the debut of prized Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino, who yielded only two hits over five impressive innings.
Koji Uehara retired pinch-hitter Brian McCann with two on for his 24th save.
Alejandro De Aza hit an RBI double with two outs in the second -- immediately following Headley's 18th error of the season. Ortiz connected on a 96 mph 2-0 fastball leading off the fourth, launching a drive that landed more than halfway up the elevated concrete bleachers in right field.
That was enough for Wright (5-4).
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