Rick Porcello's start giving Red Sox something to shout about

The Yankees and Red Sox renewed their historic rivalry with a major brawl — and the photos are fantastic

Yankees-Red Sox brawl: Pedro Martinez says he would have hit Tyler Austin too, just earlier

Even the Yankees got a short excursion from pitcher Sonny Gray, bungled several plays in the specialty and were helpless at the plate as they dropped the finale of their first set of their year with all the rival Red Sox, 6-3.

The umps ejected Austin, Kelly, Yanks reliever Tommy Kahnle and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin in an eventual 10-7 NY victory, ESPN reported.

Starting pitcher David Price exited Wednesday's loss after struggling through the first, throwing just 16 strikes among his 35 pitches.

The 2016 Cy Young Award victor effectively utilized his slider from the get-go and the Yankees could hardly touch it.

From there, the game belonged to Porcello.

The offense, meanwhile, lost Hanley Ramirez, who was hit by a pitch in his first at-bat and did not return. Craig Kimbrel then came in and got three outs for his fourth save.

"We needed length tonight", Cora said, "he did it". He came back out in the sixth and struck out two, but finally allowed a pair of hits in the seventh. However, he didn't receive much run support in those outings so the Red Sox probably wouldn't have won anyway. After Eduardo Nunez led off with a double, left fielder Giancarlo Stanton badly misplayed Jackie Bradley Jr.'s routine fly ball into a ground rule double, scoring Nunez.

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"Kind of just one of those nights", Gray said. "I told him I would go out there whenever he wants". Gardner advanced to third and scored on Stanton's single. With the infield in and runners on second base and third, Andrew Benintendi hit a slow hopper to the second baseman Wade, who gathered it and fired it to catcher Gary Sanchez. OF Shane Robinson was designated for assignment.

Thursday's game was devoid of any fisticuff-related drama - an area of intrigue after Wednesday night's melee. Boston placed LHP Bobby Poyner (strained hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Walden from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees brought some snarl back to their storied rivalry this week, and it's a welcome change from the past few years of genteel, gentlemanly back and forth.

Since Austin and Kelly have appealed their suspensions, they'll be available to play until Major League Baseball makes a final ruling.

Boston reliever Joe Kelly and the Yankees' Tyler Austin have been suspended for their roles in a brawl between the teams at Fenway Parkon Wednesday.

Briefly: Bryce Conley, the A's 22nd-round pick last season, pitched six innings and combined with Ty Damron and Josh Reagan on a no-hitter as Oakland's Class A Midwest League team, Beloit, beat host Burlington 2-0.

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