The Magic Is Back, Yankees Red Sox Fight Fuels Rivalry

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The Magic Is Back, Yankees Red Sox Fight Fuels Rivalry

When Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly beamed Austin later in the game, Austin threw the bat down and charged the mound. They'll also receive undisclosed fines and both will appeal their punishments.

The animosity began in the third inning when Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin slid spikes first into Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt's leg. Kelly has been suspended six games for intentionally hitting Austin with a pitch and fighting.

The Boston Red Sox ended their three-game set with the New York Yankees on a high note, but there was some worry early in the game.

Kelly, Austin, Boston manager Alex Cora and NY third base coach Phil Nevin also were fined.

BC-BBA-Yankees-Red Sox, 3rd Ld-Writethru, 851Porcello pitches Red Sox past Yankees 6-3AP Photo BXF110, BXF107, BXF108Eds: Red Sox 6, Yankees 3. Here's a stroll down memory lane, and a look at three other classic Red Sox-Yankees melees. Kelly, Austin, Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin also were fined.

"I told (Cora) I was fine for Monday or I could come back on Saturday or Sunday or go sit in the bullpen if needed", Price said.

The Yankees' defense couldn't make the right choices in the second and third inning of the game.

One night after the benches cleared twice and the longtime rivals brawled during New York's 10-7 win, there were no such incidents in the finale of the three-game set.

Boone defended Austin's slide after the game, saying he didn't think it was "dirty". Kelly made a decision to take it upon himself to give it back to Austin for the earlier events and he threw a 98 miles per hour fastball straight at Austin.

Rick Porcello no-hit the Yankees for the first six innings before Aaron Judge broke it up with a booming double to center leading off the seventh. If you want an idea of just how different the 1970s were from the contemporary game, only Nettles and Lee were ejected from that contest. Which is why I understand Kelly's beaning of Austin.

Porcello induced Didi Gregorius to fly to right and finished his outing by striking out Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks. Everyone knows that in a rivalry game the unwritten rules of baseball aren't in play.

Thursday brings us an eight-game slate of Major League Baseball action, so let's jump right in. In 114 appearances with Boston (41 starts, 73 relief appearances), Kelly owns a 22-9 record with a 4.37 ERA.

Volstad, 31, was unscored upon in 14 innings of spring training work with the White Sox before being sent to Triple-A Charlotte last Friday, where he surrendered five runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.

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