ace starter Gerrit Cole gave up three first-inning runs to the rival Boston Red Sox – dousing the fresh, Friday afternoon vibe at sunny Yankee Stadium.
Though they were "punched in the mouth early,'' manager Aaron Boone lauded the contributions across the board in a 6-5, 11-inning Yankees victory
After the Yankees climbed back with three home runs, two of the newest Yanks were involved in the winning play.
The energy, the atmosphere was electric,'' Josh Donaldson said after his ground single to center off rookie
Before that, Yankees’ comeback began with Anthony Rizzo’s first-inning, two-run homer, and Giancarlo Stanton’s fourth-inning solo shot.
Cole yielded a four-pitch walk to Enrique Hernandez, a two-run homer by Rafael Devers, a single off the left-field wall by Xander Bogaerts, and an RBI double to JD Martinez before settling in.
Boone acknowledged that it was "a tough spot'' for Torres, but "he was ready to go'' in the 10th, fighting back from an 0-2 count in the shadows before lifting a game-tying sacrifice fly.