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Stanton's first inning single fooled a lot of people, including the Yankee call

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Depending on how you took in Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Fenway Park, you may have thought it was the visitors who struck first.

Yankees broadcaster John Sterling thought that Giancarlo Stanton had homered over the Green Monster in the top of the first inning, which at the time would have given New York a 1-0 lead before the Red Sox even had a chance to bat.

Trouble was...Stanton missed a home run by a decent amount.

In Sterling's defense, the TV broadcast on ESPN made it appear as though Stanton had left the yard. 

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Not to let Stanton off the hook here, either: he admired what he, too, apparently thought to be a home run and had to settle for a two-out single instead of what should have been a double. Nathan Eovaldi would strike out the very next batter, Joey Gallo, anyways, but what initially looked to be an early lead for the Yankees would quickly turn into a deficit.

Sterling, 83, had been calling road games remotely from Yankee Stadium during the pandemic. However, he and partner Suzyn Waldman are at Fenway Park for the game Tuesday.