Tyler Austin suspended five games for brawl with Red Sox

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It's nearly as if the Sox wanted to shake the Yanks from their early-season doldrums.

Afterward, the teams were split on the initial cause of the brawl, with the Yankees dismissing Austin's slide into third as a baseball play.

The Yankees and Red Sox are set to get underway at Fenway Park at 7:10 p.m. ET on MLB Network. The Tigers said pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is expected to make his next start after being hit on the jaw by a line drive during a game against Cleveland on Wednesday. "We're not trying to fight those guys over there". But I've got to see where he's at. "I mean that was pretty innocuous if you ask me". The Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres also had a brawl, with Nolan Arenado charging the mound after being thrown at.

First flitting before my eyes were the runs scored that night by the Red Sox, a drumbeat of punishment and pain. Kelly looked like he was beating up Austin for his lunch money. But if they do, you wear it, you take your base. With Greg Bird injured, the Yankees will go with either Miguel Andujar or Neil Walker. He left trailing by 6-0 without having retired a batter in the fourth - the second time in three starts Gray has failed to get an out in the fifth inning.

With his second hit on Thursday evening against the White Sox, Twins first baseman Joe Mauer became the 287th member of baseball's 2,000 hit club.

That's how things worked out Wednesday when Joe Kelly plunked Austin.

But the second incident came when the Yankees' Austin was back up to bat, and got drilled in between the shoulder blades with a 98 miles per hour pitch by Joe Kelly. "It's not like I have Greg Maddux command".

"I made a signal. It hit him in the left (wrist) and then hit him in the right one". And you've not only got the gall to claim it was an accident.

"Day to day", Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.

"It's fun - we're playing hard, they're playing hard". And, per the new league slide rules adopted in 2016, this wasn't illegal - had it been, the umps would have ruled an automatic double-play.

Cora shooed Nevin away as if he was better than him. Joey's little brother showed his true colors. I didn't think it was right.

A gaffe by Stanton led to another run in the third inning.

"I took exception, " Cora said. I don't want any of my coaches to be screaming at Aaron Boone or any of their players.

Yes, there will be suspensions.