New York Yankees' Tyler Austin will appeal 5-game suspension

Kelvin Reese
April 17, 2018

Corrects 12th paragraph to Yankees scored in the ninth instead of eighth.

The Red Sox won 14-1 on Tuesday before NY came back and ended Boston's nine-game winning streak Wednesday. He had six strikeouts and no walks. Tommy Kahnle may get anywhere from 1-3 games for yelling at the ump and Phil Nevin may get one or two for yelling at the Red Sox dugout and charging at them.

The Red Sox scored four runs in the second inning off Gray, with Sandy Leon driving home the first run with a single to right.

Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and the Yankees' Tyler Austin have been suspended for their roles in the brawl between the AL East rivals at Fenway Park.

"You hope that when he comes back out he's not as sharp", first baseman Neil Walker said. "Rick's great. He was on display tonight". "Honestly, it wasn't a big deal at all". I thought it was a hard slide into second, nothing remotely dirty about it, and - so, you know - to take matters into your own hands and go hit one of our guys, for that I thought was an overreaction.

First, there was Tuesday night's game, when the first-place Red Sox put a 14-1 hurting on the visitors from NY, highlighted by a Mookie Betts grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning.

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The Red Sox won for the 10th time in 11 games, including a 14-1 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday. He only gave up the two hits while striking out six.

Porcello got out of the jam in the seventh, preserving Boston's 6-0 lead.

"It's frustrating because he is really important for us and we know what he is capable of, " the manager said.

The tension stemmed from a spikes-up slide from Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin early in the game.

While Porcello was sharp, Gray struggled to command his pitches.

"It's possible we hear something (about suspensions) today", he said. Mitch Moreland likely start at first base. The only baserunner occurred in the fourth inning when Porcello hit Stanton with a pitch on the left elbow.

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