Red Sox's Kelly, Yanks' Austin suspended for being in brawl

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They now have alarming evidence Sonny Gray isn't going to provide much help against their rivals.

"I'm contributing to the team in a positive way", Porcello said.

"It's frustrating because he is really important for us and we know what he is capable of, " the manager said. "That's why I went out there".

It wasn't just Thursday night that makes Gray look like a bad matchup against the Red Sox. He's appeared in five games this year, lasting 4.2 innings and posting a 7.71 ERA and 1.714 WHIP while striking out four batters and issuing four walks.

Ramirez is off to a fast start in 2018, hitting.357 with 2 home runs, 12 RBI, and 3 stolen bases.

Boston announced Ramirez left the game with a right wrist contusion and that X-rays were negative. Moreland will start in his place on Friday as the Red Sox open a four-game series with the Orioles.

Porcello entered the game 2-0 on the season with a 2.04 ERA.

Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez has left their game against the New York Yankees after he was hit by a pitch on his left arm.

To be sure, it wasn't on the level of classic Red Sox-Yankees melees, like in 1973 when Thurman Munson and Carlton Fisk went at it, or 1976, when Fisk and Lou Piniella squared off, or even 2004, when Jason Varitek used his mitt to wipe the smug smile off the face of Alex Rodriguez. Buster Posey laced a two-run double and Hunter Pence hit a two-run single to back Stratton, who allowed only a single by San Diego hurler Clayton Richard during his seven innings of work.

"It made me wonder, too, if they were in their clubhouse watching the Padre-Rockie brawl and planted the seed for them and led them to think that that's why they should do", Cashman said. "I was about ready to jump over the fence. I was just trying to play the game the right way and that was that".

The Yankees had little going until Marcus Walden, called up from Triple-A Pawtucket earlier in the day, gave up a three-run double to Gary Sanchez in the ninth inning.

He checked his swing on a 94 miles per hour pitch from Gray that rode high and tight, with the ball striking Ramirez in the area where his palm meets his wrist.

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