Major League Baseball suspended Boston reliever Joe Kelly for six games and New York's Tyler Austin for five games for their roles in the brawl Wednesday night. The first was, let's say, a heated discussion in the third inning, following a slide to second by the Yankees' Tyler Austin. Austin then charged the mound, prompting both benches to empty. One of the walks was to Brock Holt, who entered the game 1-for-13 for the season. They've played literally thousands of games against each other, so naturally, tensions have occasionally boiled over. When that happened both teams said goodbye to the hated rivalry and there was relative peace.
Boston announced Ramirez left the game with a right wrist contusion and that X-rays were negative.
Aroldis Chapman gave up two hits and a run on a wild pitch in the ninth, but got three outs to end the game. Even if he's not, Aaron Hicks finished his Triple-A rehab assignment and headed for Boston after his game Wednesday night.
"I took exception, " Cora said.More news: Russia starts blocking Telegram messenger
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"I think it's probably over with", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. I told him I'd go out there whenever he wants, but he thought Tuesday would be better weather-wise, Monday looks really bad right now, so Tuesday is what he wanted.
Kelly later denied attempting to hit Austin, but was unrepentant after aiming several punches at the Yankees player. You know, sometimes in your slide it carries you, and I don't know if there's any carry-over from all the (Manny) Machado stuff (hurting Dustin Pedroia) previous year, and they're going to handle things a certain way now. I know everybody saw it.
Neither Cora nor Nevin backed down Thursday from their confrontation the night before, when Cora, from the dugout railing, drew a box with his hand and waved for Nevin to get back in it. Whatever the reason, if your a Yankee or Red Sox fan you just can't wait for the next 16 times these two teams will meet this season.
The big blow came via Francisco Cervelli in the seventh with a three-run shot to run the lead to 6-1, the eventual final score. The 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor struck out six and walked none in his third straight win to begin the year.