And after the game, Stanton showed Gregorius some love. Gregorius set a record for RBIs in a game by a Yankees shortstop and drove in the most runs of any Bronx Bomber since Alex Rodriguez in April 2005.
He doubled and scored in the second, and his first homer put the Yankees ahead 4-1 in the third against Chris Archer.
To his credit Stanton was understanding after the game, giving credit to shortstop Didi Gregorius - who hit two home runs and drove in eight runs - on picking him up. Gregorius' big day came at a good time for the Yankees, as Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez were a combined 0-for-10.
That's exactly where he was, following Aaron Judge and Stanton in the batting order.
Fans rewarded Gregorius with a pair of curtain calls - he said they were his first in NY - after his second career multihomer game. Gregorius turned and stuck out his gloved arm, surprised, when he realized no one was behind him.
On Tuesday afternoon, despite a five-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, Stanton was booed by Yankees fans after striking out for the fifth time in the game.
NY improved to 3-2 under Boone, who took over when Joe Girardi was sacked after a decade in charge.
Mariners 6, Giants 4 • Mitch Haniger hit a two-run single in Seattle's four-run first and it went on to spoil San Francisco's home opener. The stands were half-full despite an announced crowd of 46,776, and the Yankees called off the pregame introductions that Boone had been looking forward to. "And I got some good pitches to hit, and I hit them out".
Yankee Stadium was blanketed with snow Monday morning.
Tampa Bay filled its order with eight right-handed batters against left-hander Jordan Montgomery.
Red Sox 4, Marlins 2 • Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run double with two out in the top of the 13th inning to help Boston extend its winning streak to five games.
The game was tied 4-4 after six innings, but the Yankees scored four runs in the seventh and three in the eighth to pull away.
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