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Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019

The London Series proved that British commentary makes everything better

@CF_Larue
July 1, 2019

There was plenty to like about this weekend's London Series games between the Red Sox and Yankees. For starters, baseball in the morning is truly a delight. We also got to see some die-hard fans from all over the world. On top of all that, the games were absolutely bonkers.

Yanks ride 9-run 7th to London Series sweep

New York, Boston combine for 50 runs, 65 hits in two games
@BryanHoch
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- After nine hours and six minutes of baseball on the artificial turf of London Stadium this weekend, the Yankees offered some advice for the next inhabitants of their makeshift clubhouse, which will await the arrival of the Cardinals and Cubs next June for another installment of the London

Sox can't recover from Yanks' big 7th in London

Walden, Barnes, Smith allow 9 runs in frame as 'pen struggles continue
@IanMBrowne
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- It is becoming the problem that won’t go away. And a drastic change of scenery at London Stadium didn’t fix it. Another comfortable lead proved not to be comfortable enough for the Red Sox’s beleaguered bullpen, which had a meltdown of epic proportions in the seventh inning that

Every fact from Yankees-Red Sox Game 2

June 30, 2019

The Yankees outlasted the Red Sox, 12-8, in another back-and-forth slugfest on Sunday to sweep the historic two-game London Series. After falling, 17-13, in Game 1, the Red Sox started strong by hitting three homers and scoring four runs in the first inning of Game 2. But New York erupted

Red Sox repeat team feat last seen 40 years ago

Bogaerts, J.D., Vazquez make it 3 HRs in first for first time since '79
@IanMBrowne
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- Baseballs again were flying over the wall on Sunday afternoon at London Stadium in the Red Sox's 12-8 loss to the Yankees. This time Boston jumped out first. In the bottom of the first inning facing Yankees opener Stephen Tarpley, Xander Bogaerts laced a liner to right for

Reggie on 'Naked Gun' run-in with the Queen

@BryanHoch
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- The Red Sox and Yankees did not make it past the gates of Buckingham Palace during their London Series visit, though managers Aaron Boone and Alex Cora witnessed the changing of the guard earlier this week. Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson can claim a royal brush of sorts

Meeting Royal Family a 'neat moment' for Yanks

@BryanHoch
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- The Yankees have been treated like royalty since their arrival for the London Series, and they had the opportunity to experience the real thing when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited their clubhouse prior to Saturday's 17-13 victory over the Red Sox. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Yankees-Red Sox in London today, 10 a.m. ET

@IanMBrowne
June 30, 2019

• Follow all the Game 2 action with live updates LONDON -- After producing a slugfest for the ages on Saturday, it will be interesting to see what type of encore the Yankees and Red Sox have in store for the fans in Game 2 of the inaugural London Series

Bradley: 'It was amazing' meeting Royal Family

@IanMBrowne
June 30, 2019

LONDON -- As eventful as things were during Saturday’s four-hour, 42-minute marathon, perhaps the most surreal part of the day for the Red Sox was getting to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) in the clubhouse prior to the 17-13 loss to the Yankees.

Yankees beat Red Sox in 30-run London epic

Club posts pair of 6-run frames before holding off rivals late
@BryanHoch
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- At various times since their jet touched down, members of the Yankees' traveling party have referred to the London Series as having the characteristics of a business trip, a spectacle and high-stakes playoff games. Once the first pitch was thrown on Saturday, we saw what the Red Sox

We haven't seen a 1st inning like this in 30 years

Yankees, Red Sox trade 6-spots in historic frame at London Series
@BryanHoch
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- Aaron Judge said that he felt chills as he stood along the third-base line, having been introduced to a crowd of 59,659 fans at London Stadium. Olympic-style flames danced in center field, but the fireworks would be on display over the next hour in a first inning that

Every fact from Yankees-Red Sox Game 1

June 29, 2019

What looked like a one-sided contest turned out to be a Jolly Good (The) Show across the Pond, with the Yankees holding off the Red Sox, 17-13, on Saturday in the London Series opener. It was the second-highest scoring game between the two rivals (30 runs), with only a 31-run

What in the name of the queen was going on during that 17-13 Yankees-Red Sox game?

@mearnspsa
June 29, 2019

On Saturday afternoon (stateside anyway), the Yankees and Red Sox officially brought Major League Baseball to a new continent with the first of two games in London. The pomp and circumstance of the event were so high that even Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were there. It was such a

Voit to be re-evaluated for abdomen tightness

First baseman likely to sit on Sunday, but could be available from bench
@BryanHoch
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- Luke Voit spent a lot of time on the basepaths in the beginning of the London Series -- perhaps a bit too much. Voit was removed from Saturday's 17-13 victory over the Red Sox with tightness in his lower left abdomen. The slugging first baseman said that no

Chavis' 3-run HRs can't save Sox in London

Rookie collects 6 RBIs as Boston, NY combine for 30 runs, 37 hits
@IanMBrowne
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- When the first three-run homer by Michael Chavis soared over the wall in center in the bottom of the first inning at London Stadium on Saturday, the 23-year-old rookie practically floated around the bases knowing that he had just tied a game his team trailed by six runs

Take in the London Series sights

@paul_casella
June 29, 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:

Didi on London Series: 'It's something great'

@BryanHoch
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- As the Red Sox and Yankees played the first Major League innings on European soil, the most international of the Bombers believes that the London Series will have a far-reaching impact on the future of the sport. "I heard it's going to be an annual thing," Didi Gregorius

Freddie Mercury outran Winston Churchill, Henry VIII and Nessie in the London Series mascot race

@adriangarro
June 29, 2019

Four historic figures entered the first-ever London Series mascot race during Saturday's Red Sox-Yankees game at London Stadium, but only one could win. Prior to their showdown on the warning track behind home plate, Freddie Mercury, the Loch Ness Monster, Winston Churchill and Henry VIII received a high-energy pep talk

The Freeze met his match at the London Series, losing to 'Jason from New York' in an epic race

@adriangarro
June 29, 2019

The London Series gives MLB an opportunity to showcase one of its most intense rivalries this weekend, with the Red Sox and Yankees battling it out at London Stadium on Saturday evening. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were there, too -- as was The Freeze, the fleet-footed superhero who usually

Manfred 'thrilled' for MLB to be in London

@IanMBrowne
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- Commissioner Rob Manfred was thrilled to see his dream of an MLB game in Europe become a reality on Saturday, as the Red Sox and Yankees squared off in the opener of the two-game London Series. “I’m really excited to have our first game in London finally go

The Yankees and Red Sox both gave Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gifts for baby Archie

@adriangarro
June 29, 2019

Prior to first pitch of Saturday's London Series matchup between the Yankees and Red Sox, the New York clubhouse hosted a visit from none other than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

Red Sox place Johnson on IL with medical issue

Cora says lefty is going to be OK; Devers hits 2nd, Benny 5th in London
@IanMBrowne
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- The Red Sox will be without Brian Johnson indefinitely, as the lefty was placed on the 10-day injured list on Saturday, retroactive to Thursday, with a non-baseball-related medical matter that was discovered during routine testing by the club’s medical staff. The only timetable the club has provided for

This Dutch Yankees fan at the London Series has Babe Ruth and Yankee Stadium tattooed across his back

@adriangarro
June 29, 2019

Baseball is a truly international game, and with the Red Sox and Yankees set to do battle in the London Series this weekend, that means fans from all over the globe have traveled to London Stadium for the festivities. ESPN's Coley Harvey snapped a photo of one dedicated, lifelong Yankees

Yankees-Red Sox in London today, 1 p.m. ET

@BryanHoch and @IanMBrowne
June 29, 2019

LONDON -- The Red Sox and Yankees soaked in London upon arrival, viewing the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, gawking at the double-decker buses and brilliant architecture, then enjoying a gala at the Tower of London. The rivals know that it is now time to focus on baseball.

PLAY BALL brings baseball to London-area youth

MLB initiative gives many local kids chance to play sport for first time
@BryanHoch
June 28, 2019

LONDON -- Before the likes of Mookie Betts or Aaron Judge set foot on British soil this week, representatives from Major League Baseball's PLAY BALL initiative traveled to various schools in the greater London area, offering the opportunity to experience baseball on a casual participatory level. At each event, they