The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees is back on. But on Wednesday night, things would get well out of hand between the two sides. Tyler Austin, the Yankees DH, would start the fire with a hard slide into second base during the third inning. But four innings later, hard-throwing reliever Joe Kelly would fire back. After going up and in on the second pitch of the AB, Kelly hit Austina��leading to Austin charging the mound and a bench-clearing brawl.
But on Thursday, MLB would make their ruling. Simply put, both Kelly and Austin would receive lofty suspensions for their role. Now the Red Sox and Yankees have to pay the consequences.
Additionally, fines would be handed down toA�CC Sabathia,A�Xander Bogaerts,A�Dustin Pedroia, andA�Marco Hernandez. All four players are currently on the DL. Finally, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin would receive a fine as well.
Only 16 matchups between the Red Sox and Yankees to go! Needless to say, this is only the beginning. Buckle up, baseball fans.