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Jul 17, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jarren Duran (40) follows through on a single against the New York Yankees during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. The hit was the first of his MLB career in his first ever plate appearance. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jarren Duran’s first MLB game was a memorable one – and that has nothing to do with his performance. The Red Sox’ second-ranked prospect finally made his debut Saturday night after two days of delays, in a game defined by questionable decisions from everyone involved.

After oddly-timed rain delays, multiple ejections, and an unruly fan, the Yankees walked away with a 3-1 win in six innings. Here’s the sequence of events that led to the final score and the shortened game.

The win was the Yankees’ first in eight tries against the Red Sox this year, and Boston still leads the season series 7-1. Despite the loss, the Red Sox remain 1.5 games up in first place in the AL East with a 56-37 record. The Yankees sit in fourth place, and are 47-44.


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