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Yankees, Red Sox Pay for Wednesday's Brawl

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Kristopher Love | 15 April, 2018, 06:55

Meanwhile, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and the Yankees' Tyler Austin have been suspended for their roles in the brawl between the AL East rivals at Fenway Park.

Kelly was retaliating for Austin's apparently late slide into second base earlier in the game that ticked off Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt, the New York Post reported.

"I can't say something specific, but we've been working [Sanchez and hitting coach Marcus Thames] very hard", Sanchez said through a translator before that game.

Porcello entered spring training looking for a fresh start under Alex Cora, who was hired away from Houston to serve as the new Red Sox manager. Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez had to leave the game after he was hit by a pitch on his left elbow in the first inning.

Kelly will get six games after throwing at Austin, and Austin will get five games after charging Kelly on the mound. They'll also receive undisclosed fines and both will appeal their punishments.

But on Thursday, Gardner said of incidents like that one or the one at Fenway: "Ultimately, you don't like to see that kind of happen and hopefully that's the end of it".

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, both players will be suspended for close to a week with Kelly getting six games and Austin getting five.

"I had it as three or four rows in the seats", Stanton said. "I actually think it hit him on the left (wrist) then hit him on the right one".

"I felt like it was intentional, and I didn't want to let anybody push myself around or do anything like that", he told reporters.

We won't know for sure how much the rivalry's been reignited until these two clubs meet in the postseason.

NY is 6-6 on the season and 3-3 away from home, while Boston is 9-2 with a 4-1 record at Fenway. Porcello improved to 3-0 and had a no-hitter until Aaron Judge led off the seventh with a double. Paul DeJong hit a solo shot to break a 4-4 tie in the sixth before St. Louis dropped Cincinnati to 2-10, the Reds' worst 12-game start since 1955. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer over six-plus innings pitched in each of his six career starts against NY at Fenway.