Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed video review that led to Farrell’s ejection.
“Extremely difficult to have any faith in the process that’s being used,” Farrell said.
Ichiro Suzuki robbed David Ortiz of extra bases in the eighth inning, crashing into the outfield fence for a spectacular catch, and New York took three of four in the first series of the season between the longtime rivals.
With runners at the corners and one out, the Red Sox thought they turned an inning-ending double play on Francisco Cervelli’s grounder. First base umpire Bob Davidson called Cervelli out on a bang-bang play, and Cervelli grabbed his right hamstring as he tumbled to the ground.
Managers aren’t allowed to argue replay rulings.
“We felt it was clear that the replay was inconclusive,” Farrell said. “Any angle that we looked at, you couldn’t tell if the foot was on the bag behind Mike Napoli’s leg.”
“Where this became conclusive is a hard pill to swallow,” Farrell said. “On the heels of yesterday, it’s hard to have any faith in the system.”
Suzuki entered to run for Cervelli, who was filling in at first base for injured Mark Teixeira. When the Yankees took the field in the fifth, Suzuki was in right field and Beltran moved from right field to first base - with Cervelli’s mitt.