The Yankees’ 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Sunday night was delayed in the bottom of the seventh, with DJ LeMahieu at the plate, when Boston catcher Christian Vazquez appeared to point out a light to home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. After a discussion with the grounds crew, play resumed.
With all the talk of using technology to illegally steal signs in recent years, it was easy to suspect something nefarious, but both teams said there was no issue.
“It was a light, like a spotlight, coming from above the monuments [in center field],” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “They have the windows. There was a red light flashing in between pitches. Then it was white. But no big deal, to be honest with you. But [Vazquez] noticed it right away in the LeMahieu at-bat.”
Aaron Boone said Gary Sanchez noticed the same thing when he was catching and was unsure of its origin.
“I don’t know where it came from,’’ Boone said. “We’ll try to get an explanation.”