Red Sox pitcher, Yankees DH suspended for multiple games after bench-clearing brawl
Two Major League Baseball players have been suspended after a Red Sox-Yankees melee.
MLB announced Thursday that Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for six games, while New York Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin has been suspended for five games.
Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Kelly, with the players punching one another and both benches clearing. Austin, Kelly, along with Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin, were ejected from the game.
Both Kelly and Austin appealed their suspensions.
Meanwhile, several others were also fined, including Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and infielder Marco Hernandez, as well as Yankees CC Sabathia, all received fines for entering the playing field while being on the disabled list.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)