Take in the London Series sights

June 29th, 2019

With the Yankees and Red Sox playing a two-game series in London this weekend, here's a look at some of the sights from the historic London Series:

Game 1: Yankees 17, Red Sox 13

The Yankees outslugged the Red Sox en route to a 17-13 victory at London Stadium in the first MLB game played on European soil.

Freddie Mercury wins mascot race

The lead singer of Queen topped other mascots including Winston Churchill, King Henry VIII and the Loch Ness Monster on the track at London Stadium.

The Freeze topped by London Series fan

The Yankees and Red Sox weren't the only ones who made the trip across the pond. One of baseball's biggest sensations "The Freeze" took his skills to London, but even he was no match for this speedy fan.

All Rise: The Judge has arrived

It was only a matter of time before Aaron Judge got in on the Yankees' offensive outburst. Judge's two-out, two-run homer capped New York's second six-run inning of the game.

'Gardy Party' travels overseas

The Yankees saw their first-inning lead wiped away, but their lineup is too deep to be held down for long. Brett Gardner's two-run homer in the third put New York right back on top.

Concessions -- with a twist

With this game being in England, obviously Pimm's -- one of England's summer drinks of choice -- is on draft at the ballpark.

Offensive fireworks out of the gate

English fans got something resembling more of a cricket score in the first inning as the Yankees and Red Sox each scored six runs and knocked out the opposing starters. It's the first time that's happened in any MLB game since 1989. Aaron Hicks hit the first MLB homer on European soil in the top half, and Michael Chavis tied things up with a three-run dinger in the bottom half.

12:45 p.m. ET, Saturday: Royalty in the house

Look who's in the clubhouse! The Yankees and Red Sox got a visit from Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, right before they took the field. Now that's some royal inspiration.

The royal couple then went out to the mound for the ceremonial first pitch.

12:40 p.m. ET, Saturday: Beautiful day at the park

Red Sox and Yankees fans are settling into their seats, and it's becoming clear just how majestic the scene will be for this one.

12:15 p.m. ET, Saturday: Judge reaches across the aisle

Aaron Judge is signing balls for ... a Red Sox fan? New York's superstar is just that gregarious, taking time out of his BP session to mingle with the next generation.

12 p.m. ET, Saturday: Stage is set

Not many stadiums in Europe could house a Major League diamond, but London Stadium's massive size fits the bill. A capacity crowd of 60,000 is expected for each of this weekend's games, surpassing MLB's largest venue, Dodger Stadium, which holds up to 55,000 fans.

11:30 a.m. ET, Saturday: Baseball and a good brew

London Stadium isn't the only locale for baseball fever this weekend. Thousands of fans are flocking to nearby Truman Brewery to watch Saturday's game on the big screen -- with some delicious pizza and beer to boot.

11:00 a.m. ET, Saturday: The fans arrive

The fans have begun filing into London Stadium, a venue built originally for the 2012 Olympics and the current home of the West Ham United soccer club. Today, the stadium gets its first taste of live baseball.

10:30 a.m. ET, Saturday: Great ballplayers, so-so guards

Could Brock Holt, Sandy Leon and David Price pass as members of the famous Queen's Guard? They might need a little more work on their stone faces.

9:30 a.m. ET, Saturday: Lineups are out

We knew Saturday's starting pitchers would be Rick Porcello and Masahiro Tanaka, and now the starting lineups are out. Here's who they'll face at the plate:

8:30 a.m. ET, Saturday: Home whites all around

The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry has had a little of everything through the years, but here's a new wrinkle: Both teams will wear their home whites (meaning pinstripes for the Yankees) for the first time.

8 a.m. ET, Saturday: Game day

Red Sox players are experiencing the trip of a lifetime -- but this is also a crucial series as they sit nine games back of the Yankees. They're ready to get to work.

5 p.m. ET, Friday: Here comes The Judge

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge returned to action last week, and he's ready to put on a show for the fans in London.

4 p.m. ET, Friday: Familiar face

New York superfan and celebrity Spike Lee is on hand for the London Series, and spent time with players from both teams on Friday.

3 p.m. ET, Friday: Taking it all in

While the Red Sox posed for a team photo, some Yankees players wandered the venue to take some photos of their own.

1 p.m. ET, Friday: Practice makes perfect

Though the teams are far from either of their home stadiums, the groundscrew is doing its part to incorporate some of the same traditions.

11:30 a.m. ET, Friday: Red Sox take the field

As the home team, the Red Sox were the second club to take the field for stretching and batting practice on Friday's off-day.

10:30 a.m. ET, Friday: Game recognize game

Raheem Sterling, a Manchester City star and member of the England national team, met CC Sabathia during the Yankees' Friday workout.

9:30 a.m. ET, Friday: Yankees take the field

The Yankees took the field at London Stadium for stretching and batting practice on Friday's off-day.

9:15 a.m. ET, Friday: Sox see the sights

The Red Sox boarded a double-decker bus on Friday for a tour of the city.

9 a.m. ET, Friday: Managers bond at Buckingham

Yankees manager Aaron Boone and Red Sox skipper Alex Cora were among those to take a trip to Buckingham Palace on Friday to watch the Changing of the Guard.

7 a.m. ET, Friday: Wally taking in the sights

The fun wasn't limited to just players and coaches, as the Red Sox mascot also made the trip across the pond.

10 a.m. ET, Thursday: Yanks give back

A number of Yankees players, coaches and legends spent much of the day Thursday hosting a clinic and barbecue for 104 players in conjunction with the London Meteorites Baseball and Softball Club.

2 a.m. ET, Thursday: Landing in London

After an approximately six-hour flight, the clubs arrived in London.

7 p.m. ET, Wednesday: Traveling in style

The Red Sox took the world's largest charter jet, complete with a full bar, to London.

4 p.m. ET, Wednesday: A-Rod in London

Alex Rodriguez arrived in London earlier this week, and has been making appearances at various events leading up to the broadcasts of this weekend's games.

And long before either team arrived in London, there was plenty of work to be done at London Stadium to prepare the venue for Major League Baseball.