"I was ready to defend myself".
Several players and coaches from both teams were also hit with fines for their part in the brawl. However, I don't think there was any reason to hit Austin, especially when and how they did so. The Yankees would go on to win the game 10-7.
First baseman Hanley Ramirez left in the first inning after taking a Sonny Gray fastball to his wrist.
Boston manager Alex Cora said his relievers needed a break, so he had no problem bringing Porcello back out after the rain delay. He owns a 2.40 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 11 strikeouts and 5 walks through 15 innings (three starts).
The tension stemmed from a spikes-up slide from Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin early in the game.
Sanchez ripped a three-run double to right-center in the ninth for New York's runs. Even if he's not, Aaron Hicks finished his Triple-A rehab assignment and headed for Boston after his game Wednesday night.
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"Hopefully it's something that's behind us", Boone said.
Red Sox: Price said he had "no pain" in his hand or arm when he was checked out by doctors.
Boston's errorless streak to begin the season ended when catcher Christian Vazquez's attempt to stop Brett Gardner from stealing second skipped into center field. Austin received a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for charging the mound and fighting.
It will be the first time Stanton and Fiers have met in a regular-season game, although they did meet in an exhibition game a year ago with Fiers striking out Stanton.
One encouraging sign at the plate: After a slow start, Andrew Benintendi had his second multi-hit game in a row.
Gray (1-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in three-plus innings. In terms of bumping the start a day later, Cora noted that it was his decision because the Sox had the resources to let Price wait an extra day.