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Yankees-Red Sox fight leads to two suspensions

Yankees-Red Sox fight leads to two suspensions

There was no repeat of Wednesday's melee that led to Red Sox right-hander Joe Kelly being suspended six games by Major League Baseball and Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin drawing a five-game ban.

Before that could happen though, the Yankees' Tyler Austin took serious exception to a pitch from Joe Kelly that struck him hard on the torso.

Holt was clipped by Austin's spike and didn't like it, the benches and bullpens emptying with no real fracas.

Sure enough, nearly every member of the playing-staff could read those signals clearly also.

"We're moving on, " Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. "I was about ready to jump over the fence". That changed on Wednesday night after the benches cleared twice during the Yankees' 10-7 win.

The Yankees did push across three runs in the ninth inning after two walks and an error loaded the bases and Sanchez unloaded them with a three-run double off reliever Marcus Walden. Keep this up (remember this was the second basebrawl of the day), along with the billion home runs being hit because of the *wink wink* totally not juiced baseballs, and we might be staring down a baseball resurgence.

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Benintendi hit a grounder right at Wade, whose throw to home got past Sanchez and allowed Leon to score. Kelly, Austin, Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin also were fined.

The inning was highlighted by a grand slam from JD Martinez off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. Betts is slashing.405/.500/.690 with 17 hits, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored, and Bogaerts has produced a line of.368/.400/.711 with 14 hits, nine RBIs and seven runs. LJ Mazzilli was 1 for 4, a day after he was acquired from the Mets organization. Whether or not he meant to throw at Yankees reserve Karim Garcia during the playoffs, Martinez sailed a pitch over the outfielder's head that triggered one of the most outrageous moments in recent baseball history.

Boston's errorless streak to begin the season ended when catcher Christian Vazquez's attempt to stop Brett Gardner from stealing second skipped into center field.

Injury report: Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus, who suffered a broken right elbow when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday, will be out at least six weeks. Everyone knows that in a rivalry game the unwritten rules of baseball aren't in play.

Yankees: RHP Sonny Gray (1-0, 3.60 ERA) will make his third start of the season Thursday.

The loss knocked the Red Sox down to 9-2 for the season, still best in the American League. He is 1-4 with a 4.93 ERA in six starts against Boston.