Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly, left, throws a punch at New York Yankees' Tyler Austin, center, as they fight during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bench Clearing Brawl Adds New Chapter To Yankees, Red Sox Rivalry

April 12, 2018 - 9:30 am
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BOSTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- The Yankees and Red Sox have a legendary rivalry and what happened at Fenway Park on Wednesday night, has added a new chapter.

In only their second meeting of the young baseball season there was a bench clearing brawl.

In a matchup between clubs that have long clashed, Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from the Red Sox reliever, triggering a bench-clearing brawl Wednesday night as New York ended Boston's nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 victory.

"It's Yankees-Red Sox. That's what everybody wants. That's what they got," Boston starter David Price said.

Austin slid spikes-first into shortstop Brock Holt at second base in the third inning. No surprise, the sides saw it differently

Four innings later, the Red Sox retaliated.

"Two competitive teams going at it and stuff happens," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "But sometimes stuff shouldn't happen and there was no reason for fisticuffs to have to happen based on that slide at second base."

The brawl lit up social media with one person tweeting that the Yankees' Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton were 'bash brothers for life.'