Yankees Hitters Prayed for Rain, but Rick Porcello Just Pitched Through It

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees fights with Joe Kelly #46 of the Boston Red Sox after Tyler Austin #26 was hit by a pitch during the seventh inning of a game at Fenway Park in Boston on April 11, 2018.

The drama began early in the third inning, when Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin slid into second base spikes-up, colliding with Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt.

The Yankees won the winter when they traded for Stanton, but the Red Sox are looking to win the summer.

In 1973, another brawl ensued when Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk was bowled over at the plate by Yankees catcher Thurman Munson.

Austin was given a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for charging the mound and fighting.

After the 6-3 win, Red Sox manager Alex Cora gave an update on the current status of Ramirez.

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, both players will be suspended for close to a week with Kelly getting six games and Austin getting five.

"You hope that when he comes back out he's not as sharp", first baseman Neil Walker said.

Austin said he felt like the pitch was intentional, according to MLB.com.

I know this isn't hockey where guys lawfully exchange punches on ice as a way to settle personal scores or perceived offenses by the opposing team, but putting a fastball in an opponents backside has been an acceptable part of the game for decades - I dare say for over a century.

Kelly had red marks around his neck after the skirmish and left the field with a torn jersey.

Austin and Kelly grappled to the ground, with Austin landing one clean shot against his opponent.

Neither Cora nor Nevin backed down Thursday from their confrontation the night before, when Cora, from the dugout railing, drew a box with his hand and waved for Nevin to get back in it.

Porcello pitched seven scoreless innings, Mookie Betts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-3 on Thursday night.

Said Cora: "I think it's over". "Hopefully put this to bed". It wouldn't stop every silly baseball fight, obviously, but it'd likely deter those pitchers who make a habit of endangering opponents without repercussion. Nunez advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Sandy Leon singled to right.

It was great when the Yankees went to the World Series on a walk-off home run from now coach Aaron Boone back in 2003.

The inning was highlighted by a grand slam from JD Martinez off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News.

The Associated Press contributed this report.

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