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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle witness New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox in historic MLB game in London - in pictures

In the first MLB game played in Europe saw the Yankees beat the Red Sox 17-13

A sell-out crowd inside the London Stadium - which included Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex - witnessed a remarkable Major League Baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

The first MLB game played in Europe saw the Yankees beat the Red Sox 17-13. There were 37 hits and six home runs between the American League East rivals, with 12 runs scored in the first inning alone in a game lasting a marathon four hours and 42 minutes.

The game was an extraordinary advert for the MLB, which normally produces much lower-scoring games, and Yankees manager Aaron Boone has warned the English fans - many of whom would have watched their first live MLB game - not to expect such results every week.

"I actually spent some time thinking about that during the game. I was looking out to the crowd and wondering, they must be thinking, 'This is pretty long'," Boone said.

"But cricket takes all weekend to play, right? A lot of people are used to it. They saw a lot of great hitters do some great things and some really good defensive plays as well. But we should remind them there's not 30 runs every game."

Check out the best pictures from the MLB game at the London Stadium in our photo gallery above. To move on to the next picture, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: June 30, 2019 10:26 AM

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