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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 9:49 am
Once again, the vote to rename Yawkey Way has been delayed. The Boston Public Improvement Commission announced Thursday it will postpone the vote until April 26. The Red Sox requested the change. A contentious hearing over the matter was held two weeks ago, with proponents of the Yawkey family,...
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Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 8:07 am
Pedro Martinez has one problem with Joe Kelly’s beaning of Tyler Austin Wednesday. The Hall of Fame hurler thinks it should’ve happened sooner. “The only thing I would had done different than Joe Kelly tonight, is I would’ve hit Tyler Austin at his previous at bat. Other than that, Kelly executed...
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Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 7:45 am
The Red Sox and Yankees had an actual baseball fight Wednesday. Benches cleared for the second time after Joe Kelly plunked Tyler Austin in the back with a 98 mph fastball, prompting the biggest melee between the two rivals since Pedro Martinez threw down Don Zimmer in the 2003 ALCS. Suspensions...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2018 - 1:02 am
Tyler Austin slid into Brock Holt's leg. Holt took exception to the slide, offering some pointed words to the Yankees baserunner. The benches cleared. Four innings later, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly offered some payback with a 98 mph fastball in Austin's back. The New York designated hitter also...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2018 - 12:40 am
Sure, there was a fight. (Click here for more on that.) Yes, J.D. Martinez hit a grand slam. And the Red Sox win streak was ended at nine games thanks to the Yankees' 10-7 victory Wednesday night at Fenway Park. (For a complete recap, click here.) But after the heart rates had gone down and...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
After the benches cleared without any physical contact in the third inning of the Red Sox game against the Yankees Wednesday night, things were taken to another level in the seventh inning. Stemming from Tyler Austin's slide into shortstop Brock Holt , which emptied both benches, Red Sox reliever...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 8:32 pm
Things got feisty during the third inning of the Red Sox game against the Yankees Wednesday night (sort of). With the Yankees holding a 5-1 lead, Tyler Wade bunted down the third base line where Rafael Devers picked up the ball and tossed it to second for a force out. But while Sox shortstop Brock...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 8:03 pm
The run of good fortune for the Red Sox' starting rotation hit a brick wall Wednesday night. David Price, who had been he team's best pitcher after two trips through the rotation, left his start against the Yankees after just one inning. The lefty allowed four runs, two coming on a two-run triple...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm
Second base is the only position Blake Swihart has never played in a game. But desperate times are leading to desperate measures. With Swihart having only seen seven plate appearances this season, and without the option of going to Triple-A Pawtucket without clearing waivers, the Red Sox asked the...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2018 - 5:03 pm
Andrew Benintendi had his best day of the season Tuesday night, reaching base in four of five plate appearances. Wednesday he was starting the game on the bench. According to Alex Cora, it isn't that complicated. This was a plan put in place days ago. This isn't the first time Cora has stuck to the...
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