Wright’s knucklers stifle Yankees, Sox win 2-1

WPRI 12 Eyewitness News

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Wright had the secret to success against that torrid Yankees lineup.

Throw it soft and slow.

Wright handcuffed New York hitters with his steady supply of floating knuckleballs, and David Ortiz launched a colossal home run for the Boston Red Sox in their 2-1 victory on Wednesday night.

“Given this lineup in this ballpark,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said, “he was outstanding from start to finish.”

A costly throwing error by third baseman Chase Headley helped spoil the debut of prized Yankees pitching prospect Luis Severino, who yielded only two hits over five impressive innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

“That young kid, he’s got good stuff, man. I think he’s going to be pretty good,” Ortiz said. “I think at the end of the game he was missing location a little bit, but other than that, his stuff is very explosive.”

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