Nelson’s Strong Debut, Urshela’s Grand Slam Lead Yankees to 5-2 Victory Over Red Sox

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Aug 1, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (29) celebrates his grand slam against the Boston Red Sox with first baseman Luke Voit (59) and left fielder Mike Tauchman (39) and catcher Gary Sanchez (24) during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox faced off against the New York Yankees on Saturday night for the second game of a three-game series. New York took Friday’s game by a score of 5-1 and notched another victory on Saturday by edging out the Red Sox, 5-2.

Masahiro Tanaka took the mound for his first start of the season. His season debut was delayed due to a head injury he suffered after taking a line drive to the head during a team practice earlier in July. He made quick work of the Red Sox in the first inning, striking out two batters while allowing just one hit.

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