Yankees, Red Sox Brawl As They Clear The Benches Again

The Yankees Aaron Hicks singles inhis a single

The Yankees Aaron Hicks singles inhis a single

After they were thoroughly embarrassed in their game at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, the New York Yankees will try to collect themselves for a rematch on Wednesday.

After spending pretty much his entire career as a reliever, the Boston Red Sox made a decision to stretch out Chandler Shepherd to be a starter this season. NY had 10 hits but mustered only one run as they went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. But things got messy for him early Wednesday when a Giancarlo Stanton triple plated two runners, and Gary Sanchez blasted a two-run homer.

The 7th inning brawl was a result of Boston's Joe Kelly drilling New York's Tyler Austin. Judge - who now has three home runs on the season - stepped up to the plate with two outs away in the frame.

Strasburg (2-1) gave up three hits and struck out eight while walking two. They have started the season by taking four straight series, including this one over the last-place Marlins.

If the Yankees don't pursue revenge during Thursday's series finale, the next opportunity will come at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, May 8, when the vicious rivals open another three-game set. He gave up two homers. It was his 25th career homer in the ninth inning or later. He is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA, a 1.026 WHIP, one walk and 11 strikeouts over 12.2 innings of action this year.

Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) went five innings, yielding six runs.

Indians 2, Tigers 1: Roberto Perez hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning, lifting Cleveland over visiting Detroit. He has a.400 batting average, three home runs and eight RBI during that stretch.

The Rays, saddled with flagging attendance, one of the least-attractive stadiums in the league and now in last place in the AL East (although the season is nascent), were worth 9% more than they were on Forbes' prior list.

- Bobby Poyner came in and pitched a scoreless second inning, but was tagged for one run on a Tyler Austin RBI single in the third.

Twice the benches cleared, with the second instance escalating into an all-out melee.

Perhaps the most important stat for Porcello in the early going is zero: that's the number of homers he's allowed in his first two starts.

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