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A pitch by Red Sox's Joe Kelly connected with Yankee hitter Tyler Austin, who threw his bat down and confronted his Boston rival. They'll also receive undisclosed fines and both will appeal their punishments.

Cora still believes that Austin's slide into Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt, which precipitated the brawl four innings later, was dirty.

It started when Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly nailed Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin with a 97 miles per hour fastball.

Four other players now on the disabled list were fined for their on-field actions Wednesday night at Fenway Park: Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Red Sox infielders Xander Bogaerts, Marco Hernandez and Dustin Pedroia.

Oh, and they also played and completed the game on Wednesday, a 10-7 win for the Yankees, avenging Tuesday's 14-1 embarrassment at Fenway.

Kelly, 29, is in his fifth season with the Red Sox, after joining the team in the trade that sent John Lackey to St. Louis. The Yankees' defense would decide to go home on a play instead of going to first for the sure out.

X-rays on Ramirez's wrist were negative, the Red Sox announced.

"I took exception, " Cora said.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox took off from first toward second on a ground ball, just as Austin had done three innings earlier.

Tyler Austin slides into Brock Holt
Tyler Austin slides into Brock Holt

"Two competitive teams going at it and stuff happens, " Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said of the scuffle. Past year when the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers fought each other and suspensions followed, Miguel Cabrera, who was at the center of the fight, was suspended seven games for inciting the fight.

Austin said after the game that he felt nothing was wrong with his slide.

The scuffle spilled across the field before it broke up in front of the Boston dugout on the first base side, with Yankees sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton pushing the pile. Which is why I understand Kelly's beaning of Austin.

"It's something that needs to be a little better", Manager Aaron Boone said. With all apologies to those who run Major League Baseball, no one cares about the lowly Rays and Marlins.

"The only thing I would had done different than Joe Kelly tonight, is I would've hit Tyler Austin at his previous at bat". He had six strikeouts and no walks.

Sanchez got NY on the board with a three-run double to center off Marcus Walden in the ninth.

- After exiting Wednesday's game in the first inning, David Price is set to make his next start after a successful day of catch Thursday.

In the visiting dugout, New York's pitchers have allowed 5.4 runs per game and its starters own a 4.24 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.19 K/9.



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