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

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Cora still believes that Austin's slide into Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt, which precipitated the brawl four innings later, was dirty. So I decided that with the conditions and obviously his situation, just take him out.

Tyler Austin #26 of the New York Yankees fights Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Fenway Park in Boston on April 11, 2018.

One of the big pleasant surprises of the early-going in Major League Baseball this season is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames used both hands to shove Austin all the way across the infield toward the NY dugout.

Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin were also fined for their actions in the brawl. A couple of bench-clearing brawls. Colorado star Nolan Arenado charged the mound after being a pitch from San Diego's Luis Perdomo threw a pitch behind him.

There isn't much a New Yorker has over a Bostonian these days, at least when it comes to sports.

Thurman Munson collided with catcher Carlton Fisk in 1973 after Gene Michael missed a bunt attempt.

The error by Wade was the 13th by the Yankees in 13 games this season. Boston slugger Hanley Ramirez departed with a bruised wrist after he was hit by a pitch in the first, but everyone stayed in their respective dugouts.

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In the seventh inning of New York's 10-7 win on Wednesday night, Kelly actually threw at Austin twice.

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

Sonny Gray gave up six earned runs in three innings. LJ Mazzilli was 1 for 4, a day after he was acquired from the Mets organization. He then struck out Gary Sanchez along with Aaron Hicks and murdered Di Di Gregorius onto a gentle fly ball.

Red Sox: Ramirez's X-rays did not show any fracture, the club said.

It was not the first, or the worst, tussle between the Sox and Yanks. Remember there are still 17 more games to be played between the two.

Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-0, 4.82 ERA) makes his third start of the season as NY opens a three-game series Friday night at Detroit against Tigers RHP Mike Fiers (1-0, 0.00 ERA). In 114 appearances with Boston (41 starts, 73 relief appearances), Kelly owns a 22-9 record with a 4.37 ERA. He made three starts against the Red Sox in 2017 and compiled a 1-2 record against them with a 4.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts.

Apparently Aaron Judge was just waiting for Boston to get hot as he's been on base six out of eight plate appearances in Fenway, with a home run off Chris Sale and a.348 batting average.

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