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Red Sox slugger Alex Verdugo’s epic message after going deep for 1st HR vs. Yankees

Alex Verdugo, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Red Sox

The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees is a tale as old as time. Spanning decades, the two teams have a fierce hatred for each other, as they’ve battled in countless matches throughout the years. It’s arguably one of the greatest rivalries in sports history, and it still continues to this day.

Case in point: the Red Sox’s recent series against the Yankees (which was postponed earlier). Alex Verdugo, Boston’s star outfielder, sent a pitch by Luis Severino flying to the raucous Yankees crowd. As he was rounding the bases, Verdugo pointed at a couple of New York fans in attendance. After the game, the outfielder talked about his first HR of the season, saying: (via MLB.com)

“This is emotion. Honestly, there’s nothing better than hitting a home run in New York.”

Damn straight. When asked about why he pointed to the crowd, Verdugo explained himself, saying that the fans have been jawing at the Red Sox outfielder all game long.

“I mean, left field, just a bunch of dudes were talking, chanting and then talking how they talk with me,” Verdugo said. “When I rounded second, I wanted to make sure they knew, ‘I got you.’”

Unfortunately for Verdugo, his co-stars were nowhere to be found. Verdugo’s 2-RBI homer were the only scores of the game for the team, as the Yankees outslugged them 4-2 off the back of 2-RBI homers from Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rizzo. Still, it’s a valiant effort from the team, as they look to avenge their loss tomorrow.