"Dawg" - Carlos Rodon's wife Ashley pumps up Alex Verdugo's 2-run homer at Fenway Park post-Yankees-Red Sox trade

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Carlos Rodon's wife Ashley pumps up Alex Verdugo's 2-run homer at Fenway Park post-Yankees-Red Sox trade (Image (L) Courtesy: Ashley Rodon/Instagram)

Alex Verdugo made his greeting memorable at Fenway Park on Friday. The New York Yankees won the first game of the series 8-1 against the Boston Red Sox, and Verdugo contributed four RBIs. It was his first appearance in Boston after the trade to New York in December.

Verdugo hit a two-run moon shot to the center field to the first pitch he saw, giving his team an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Yankee dugout got excited after his homer, including Ashley Rodon, Carlos Rodon's wife.

On her Instagram story, Ashley reshared a post from the Yankees’ IG page featuring her husband’s teammate’s return to Fenway Park.

“Dawg,” Ashley wrote.
Ashley Rodon cheered for Alex Verdugo (Image Courtesy: Ashley Rodon/Instagram)
Ashley Rodon cheered for Alex Verdugo (Image Courtesy: Ashley Rodon/Instagram)

She also added another snap of her enjoying the Yankee-Red Sox game with a dessert in her hotel room accompanied by her "best friend" Whitney Sharp.

“My best friend has no kids but will sit in a hotel room with me on a Friday night. While my kids sleep and quietly watch our game. While eating junk instead of going out, thankful,” Ashley wrote in her story.
(Image Courtesy: Ashley Rodon/Instagram)
(Image Courtesy: Ashley Rodon/Instagram)

Verdugo had a great night with 3-for-5 with four RBIs, one run and a home run against his former team at their home turf. Meanwhile, Luis Gil delivered yet another stellar performance, holding the Red Sox for five innings in exchange for the night's only run, lowering his ERA to 2.03 in 14 starts.

Alex Verdugo shared his experience on returning to Fenway Park

Earlier this year, Alex Verdugo was called “lazy” by the Red Sox legend Jonathan Papelbon. Since that day, he was determined to prove Papelbon’s words wrong, and he’s doing a great job on that.

Verdugo has scored 41 RBIs, 35 runs and nine home runs this season with a stat line of .266/.319/.438 while maintaining a .757 OPS, making him a great bargain for the Yankees. He’s on a $8.7 million contract, avoiding arbitration. However, with such performances, they may seal him with an extension for a few more seasons.

Meanwhile, Verdugo spoke to the Yes Network about his experience returning to Fenway Park in Boston, where he spent four seasons of his career.

"It is one of the days I had circled," Verdugo said. ... "If you have been traded you want to get that team back. I had a lot of fun with those guys, those teammates and the staff over there but just competing against them you wanna do your best.”

With this victory, the Yankees became the first team to reach 50 wins this season. They lead the overall league, while their rivals, the Red Sox (35-35), are trailing them from third place in the AL East.

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