The Yankees finally snapped a season-long losing streak vs. the Boston Red Sox Saturday night, winning, 3-1, in a game shortened to six innings due to a driving rainstorm.
In the pivotal, and what would be the final, inning, Gary Sanchez hit a 2 run homer that was challenged by the Red Sox due to possible fan interference, as a Yankee fan reached out, and cradled the ball in his arms. However, the umpires determined there wasn't enough evidence to show that the fan had gone too far over the boundary between the bleachers and the field to warrant reversing the call. The next batter, Gleyber Torres, also homered.
With the game called after six, Gerrit Cole picks up his 2nd straight complete game, but in all reality, they should've stopped the game much sooner due to the heavy rain. Why didn't they? Ratings. The ancient rivalry means big bucks to MLB's media partners, in this case, Fox. Tonight's game is scheduled for ESPN at 7 pm (ET).
As of now, however, only the Atlanta Braves have benefitted, shutting out Tampa Bay, 9-0, and gaining a game on the Mets. That's because the Miami-Philadelphia game was suspended in the 10th inning due to rain, and, in Washington, the Padres-Nationals game was also suspended, but for a different reason.
A drive-by shooting took place outside of Nationals Park, which had fans scrambling for cover, thinking there was an active shooter in the ballpark. Some sought shelter in the dugouts as the teams retreated to their clubhouses.