MLB London Series: Runs galore as New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox

Media playback is not supported on this device

Yankees v Red Sox: Five cool things from the first MLB game in London

The New York Yankees won the historic Major League Baseball meeting against the Boston Red Sox at a packed London Stadium.

Aaron Hicks hit the first home run of the first MLB game staged in Europe as the Yankees won 17-13.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attended the first of the two-match series to add to the occasion at a fixture attended by 59,659 people.

The teams produced the most runs in a nine-inning game this season.

The second match will take place on Sunday.

Media playback is not supported on this device

Prince Harry and Meghan were presented with baseball-themed gifts for baby Archie

The Yankees were 6-0 up after their first inning as they began in dominant fashion.

Boston levelled at 6-6 but were down 17-6 by the end of the fifth and, although they recovered, the Yankees secured victory as they extended their run to 12 wins out of 13.

After the game New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone warned English fans new to the game that the sport was not always like this.

"They saw a lot of great hitters do some great things and some really good defensive plays as well," he said.

"But we should remind them there's not 30 runs every game."

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, for one, said he was hoping to concede fewer runs in Sunday's game two: "Hopefully tomorrow's game is more controlled in terms of runs and we give the people from London a closer game. Those are cool too."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees baseball game at the London Stadium in support of the Invictus Games Foundation
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were part of a packed house at London Stadium
New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox at London Stadium
Almost 60,000 fans were at London Stadium - normally home to Premier League club West Ham United - for the game
Aaron Hicks hits a home run for New York Yankees during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium
Aaron Hicks hits a home run for New York Yankees during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at London Stadium
New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox at London Stadium
New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox at London Stadium

Top Stories