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Red Sox' Kelly, Yankees' Austin suspended

Red Sox' Kelly, Yankees' Austin suspended

Fast forward to the seventh inning and a 98 miles per hour fastball from Joe Kelly, directly hitting Austin's elbow. It was the second brawl of the game.

Heading into the Wednesday night's contest, the Yankees trailed the first place Red Sox by 4.5 games, and were looking to rebound following their awful 14-1 loss on Tuesday - which is precisely what they did.

Now we'll see whether there's more in store for the rekindled rivalry.

"I think it's probably over with", Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Well, it looks like it's back.

That emptied both benches. "Other than that, Kelly executed perfectly". The Yanks won the game 10-7 but everybody is going to remember the fight on the field. Now let's get back to festivities that had the ballpark buzzing.

Tuesday night felt more of like games from the old Yankee-Red Sox matchups with plenty of offense and multiple bench clearings, and, of course, a Yankees 10-7 victory. Austin immediately became enraged, slamming his bat and helmet down on the ground before charging toward the mound. Both teams ran out as the kerfuffle intensified.

Red Sox' Kelly, Yankees' Austin suspended
Red Sox' Kelly, Yankees' Austin suspended

Once the tensions eased, Kelly and Austin were ejected, as well as Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin and Yankees relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle.

It all began in the bottom of the third inning, when Austin was a runner on first base. It is what it is. I thought there was absolutely nothing wrong with that slide.

Despite trailing by seven runs at one point, the Red Sox made things interesting with a five-run fifth inning that cut their deficit to 8-6.

Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado went after San Diego Padres pitcher Luis Perdomo after a 96 miles per hour fastball sailed behind his back. "I think he was going in hard, and it was a bunt", Holt said after the game, via ESPN.

Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park in Boston on April 11, 2018. This is great for Boston, this is great for NY and this is great for the sport. Austin, 26, and Holt, 29, eventually cooled off, and the game resumed. They've been fun and exciting to watch. NY will figure it all out, they'll hit a ton and they'll win a lot more than they'll lose. Sanchez blasted two home runs with four RBIs, while Stanton had two runs scored and three RBIs.

Red Sox: Price said he had "no pain" in his hand or arm when he was checked out by doctors.

Red Sox starter David Price (1-1) lasted just one inning, leaving the game after he experienced a tingling sensation in his left hand. Or maybe he just got pummeled by a really good lineup. Sanchez, who was hitting.056 coming into the day, added another homer in the fourth during his three-hit night to go with four RBI.

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