Robinson Canó and the Red Devils of Mexico take the first game against the New York Yankees – La Opinion

Robinson Canó and the Red Devils of Mexico take the first game against the New York Yankees – La Opinion

The Red Devils of Mexico defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 thanks to a show by Robinson Canó and the offensive of the Mexican team.

Aaron Boone, manager of the New York Yankees, assured this Sunday that the first duel of the exhibition series was defined by the “Robinson Canó show.”

“The atmosphere in the stadium was a great experience because of the energy of the fans. Very special, that makes baseball fun. About the game what I can say is that “It was Robinson Canó’s show, very impressed, he gave a tremendous game,” he explained in the press conference after the New York Yankees’ defeat.

Canó was Mexico’s best player against the Yankees, going 3 for 4, hitting a home run and producing two runs that led the Reds to victory.

This Sunday’s game marked the return of the Bronx Bombers to Mexico City after 56 yearsbefore they played another two-game series in March 1968 against the Red Devils, in which they divided wins.

The second and final game of this year’s series will be this Monday.

“Competing in other countries means a lot to Mexico City and the Devils. It means a lot, not only in the historical aspect, but in what it contributes to the growth of the sport,” said Boone.

Robinson Canó affirms that he remembered old times with his hits

Diablos Rojos' Robinson Cano, left, and former New York Yankees' pitcher Mariano Rivera, of Panama, during a baseball exhibition game at Alfredo Harp Helu Stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, March 24, 2024. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Robinson Canó hit a home run against his former team. / Photo: EFE

Dominican Robinson Canó, second baseman of the Red Devils of Mexico, said this Sunday that hitting a home run against the New York Yankees, with whom he won the World Series in 2009, brought back good memories.

“It feels good to hit a home run in front of this fan base, that’s what gives you the extra extra time.” to play because I like to play for something. Today’s game brought back good memories for me. It will always be fun to play against the Yankees and see that shield on the field,” he explained after the Red Devils’ 4-3 victory over the Yankees.

Canó was the best hitter for the Devils, going 3-for-4, with two runs produced and one scored. with which he led the second victory in the history of Mexico over New York, which after 56 years returned to Mexico City.

It was the reunion of the native of San Pedro de Macorís, with his former team with which he debuted in the Major Leagues in 2005 and with which he remained for nine years.

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