April 19, 1939
Conditions were not ideal but New York and Boston were able to put their game in the books. The New York Yankees topped the Boston Red Sox, 6-4, in AL action at Yankee Stadium .
The player of the game was New York pitcher and Oakland, California native Monte Pearson. In 9 innings, Pearson surrendered 7 hits, while striking out 2 and walking 3. He allowed 4 runs. The Yankees got a big at-bat from left fielder George Selkirk.
For the game, Selkirk went 1 for 4. In the bottom of the fifth, with runners on 1st and 3rd, he stroked a run-scoring single. His 2nd hit of the season gave New York a 3-2 lead.
"Monte is tough when he's hitting his spots," said New York manager .
The Yankees are off to a nightmare start as they look to defend their championship, notching only their 1st win in 3 games.