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Zach Britton booed by Yankee Stadium fans

Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 11:40 pm

The Yankees may be in second-place, but their fans absolutely lead the league in booing.

In a season where Giancarlo Stanton and Sonny Gray got viciously booed by their home fans, newly-acquired Zach Britton was the latest to get the Yankee Stadium treatment.

After retiring the first two batters of the seventh inning in a tie game against the Royals Saturday night, Britton allowed two hits and a walk. The lefty then proceeded to walk No. 9 hitter Drew Butera to force in the go-ahead run. The reliever was roundly booed by the home fans before getting the final out on a Whit Merrifield ground out.

Britton had pitched a perfect inning in his Yankees debut Thursday.

The Yankees went on to win the second game of their doubleheader against the Royals, 5-4, after dropping the afternoon tilt, 10-5. With the Red Sox' win over the Twins, New York now sits 5 1/2 games in back of Boston.

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