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Yankees improve to 2-0 for first time since 2018 with win over Red Sox

For the second game in a row, the New York Yankees fell behind early but rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, this time by a final score of 4-2 on Saturday evening at Yankee Stadium.

Alex Verdugo opened the scoring in the second with a two-run home run to right off Luis Severino.

Anthony Rizzo hammered a two-run home run to right-center in the fourth to tie the game at two.

Giancarlo Stanton crushed a long two-run home run over the Red Sox bullpen in left-center in the sixth to put the Yankees on top, 4-2. Stanton has now homered in six consecutive games against Boston, including last year’s American League Wild Card Game.

Josh Donaldson and Joey Gallo each collected a hit.

In his first start since Game 3 of the 2019 ALCS, Severino allowed two runs on five hits over three innings while striking out five.

Ron Marinaccio made his Major League debut and recorded two strikeouts to get the Yankees out of a jam in the fourth. Miguel Castro, Lucas Luetge, Chad Green, Clay Holmes and Aroldis Chapman each tossed a scoreless inning. Chapman picked up his first save of the season.

The Yankees will go for the three-game sweep Sunday night. Jordan Montgomery will get the ball for the Yankees while Tanner Houck will start for Boston. First pitch is scheduled for 7:08 p.m.