Kelly, Austin suspended for Yankees-Red Sox brawl

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It did not stop Austin and only slowed him down as he charged straight at Joe Kelly on the mound who threw Austin down before being flipped onto his back which was when the benches cleared and surrounded the two in an attempt to break them up.

BOSTON (AP) - Rick Porcello looks a lot more like the pitcher who won the 2016 AL Cy Young Award than the one who lost 17 games a year ago.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin were handed multi-game suspensions on Thursday for their role in a bench-clearing brawl between the two rivals.

After Judge's seventh-inning double, Giancarlo Stanton hit an infield single, putting runners on second and first with no outs.

Austin was hit in the seventh after he had already had an at-bat in the fifth inning.

Ramirez was in obvious pain when hit by the 94-mph fastball from Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray.

That is one welcome development for the Boston Red Sox.

While the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox is never lacking, a brawl of this intensity heightens their remaining games as the season turns into summer. After a 14-1 loss to the Sox on Tuesday night the Yankees came into Wednesday's game pissed off and ready to win.

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"He was pretty sore", manager Alex Cora said.

"We needed length tonight", Cora said, "he did it".

Austin's left elbow was still wrapped but Boone said he wasn't going to play anyway with Aaron Hicks coming back.

Austin and Kelly grappled to the ground, with Austin landing one clean shot against his opponent. "The training staff, they feel probably one day will help him out".

Now he's rolling again, and so are the 10-2 Red Sox. But on Wednesday night, things would get well out of hand between the two sides. Additionally, both players will be fined for the incident, and Major League Baseball announced they will both appeal their suspensions.

Kelly and Austin were fined as well, but the amounts of the those fines were not immediately released.

"A lot of people get caught up in their emotions, whether it's the fans, the media, the players and I think they lose a sense of the game itself", Bradley Jr. said Thursday after batting practice.

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