Joe Kelly suspended six games, Tyler Austin five games for Wednesday's incident

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The New York Mets are off to their best start in history while the Boston Red Sox made a statement against the New York

The Yankees and Red Sox renewed their rivalry with a benches-clearing brawl during Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park. But there was, lost amid the testiness, some gentlemanly behavior.

"You hope that when he comes back out he's not as sharp", first baseman Neil Walker said. It was a compromising position for a fielder - Gregorius leaving a rather sensitive area exposed with a runner bearing down on second. But Bradley Jr. slid early and directly into the bag, and although Gregorius managed to get off a throw to first from the seat of his trousers, it was late. Remember there are still 17 more games to be played between the two. There's no need for the extra stuff. "It just kicked back on me".

Whether that is indeed that is not certain.

UPDATE: Hanley Ramirez was hit by a pitch in the first inning.

Red Sox pitcher Kelly was hit with a six-game ban for throwing at Austin intentionally, while the Yankees outfielder got five games for subsequently rushing the mound. While he was running to second he slid spikes up and caught the leg of Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt. Both HBPs by both pitchers were clearly a ball that got away from them on a wet night in Boston. The gesture further riled Nevin.

"I remember Carlos Beltran, he talked about him a year ago and he felt his stuff was still there, but his changeup wasn't there", Cora said.

"I knew (I was fine) this morning when I woke up, I knew it last night before I went to sleep", Price continued. 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.

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Mr Ross added: 'As an African American male, I am very aware of implicit bias; we are committed to fair and unbiased policing. His final tweet in the thread addressing the matter expresses that Philadelphia is "shining bright like a diamond right now".

The Yankees' comportment will again be tested in the coming days. The Yankees hope to see more of the Gray they saw last Saturday against Baltimore. The Sox responded later in the game with a couple of high, hard fastballs aimed at Austin.

The next five teams are the New York Mets ($2.1 billion), St. Louis Cardinals ($.19 billion), Los Angeles Angels ($1.8 billion), Philadelphia Phillies ($1.7 billion) and Washington Nationals ($1.675 billion).

Stanton became the Yankees' first baserunner when he was hit by a pitch in the fourth.

The error by Wade was the 13th by the Yankees in 13 matches this past year.

There is no malice between the two, who exchanged texts shortly after the incident, which required extensive dental and plastic surgery for Stanton.

Thursday night's Player to Watch is Brett Gardner who has been hot of late. That said, there are 16 meetings left between the two teams, and baseball players have long memories.

Austin's left elbow was still wrapped but Boone said he wasn't going to play anyway with Aaron Hicks coming back. So to get you up to speed. We were still in that ballgame.

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