Amid Yankees-Red Sox chaos, a moment of base-running chivalry

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees - 4/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin were handed multi-game suspensions on Thursday for their role in a bench-clearing brawl between the two rivals.

After a long mellow period, the New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox rivalry is back and it appears to be here to stay. In the process, he continued establishing that his struggles of 2017 are a thing of the past, which can only mean good things for a Red Sox team built around an exceptional starting rotation.

Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 4.82 ERA) makes his third start of the season as NY opens a three-game series Friday night at Detroit against Tigers RHP Mike Fiers (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

Obviously, as a Yankees fan, I'm biased and personally don't think Austin was trying to hurt Brock Holt with his third inning slide, but I understand why the Red Sox were upset. The first was, let's say, a heated discussion in the third inning, following a slide to second by the Yankees' Tyler Austin.

Kelly, Austin, Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin also were fined.

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Youkilis' assessment seems slightly off, even though Youkilis PLAYED THE GAME (an acknowledgement written louder for the Twitterverse).

"Out of character for me", Cora said.

First baseman Hanley Ramirez left in the first inning after taking a Sonny Gray fastball to his wrist. "I don't know if he was screaming specifically at me". Now I'm sure in Austin's mind he may have already been set on going out there but the fact that Kelly egged him on only made his decision easier. In all eight players and coaches were ejected and another - Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez - drew a three-game suspension for throwing punches. Austin was suspended and fined for "charging the mound and fighting".

The Yankees and Tigers met five times this spring without incident. The temperature at first pitch was 53 degrees with a mix of rain and wind, but when asked if that played a part in the botched catch attempt, Stanton didn't make excuses.

Thursday night's Player to Watch is Brett Gardner who has been hot of late. Judge ended up putting Kelly briefly in a headlock.

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