The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry has gotten stale in recent years, mostly because the two teams weren’t competitive at the same time all that often.
That all changed Wednesday night. The rivalry is back on.
At Fenway Park, benches cleared and punches were thrown after Red Sox righty Joe Kelly threw at Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin. He actually threw at him twice — the first pitch missed and Kelly wanted to make sure he got him, so he threw at him again. Austin charged the mound and hell broke loose. Both players landed punches.