Major League Baseball handed out suspensions to the Boston Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly and New York Yankees 1st baseman Tyler Austin for their role in last nights brawl between the two rivals.
Yankees and Red Sox BRAWL! pic.twitter.com/BFuyGlqQVr
— Jesse Foster (@Jesse__Foster) April 12, 2018
Tyler Austin received a 5 game suspension for charging the mound after being hit by a pitch. Austin set things in motion earlier in the game after he made a dirty slide into 2nd base and spiked Brock Holt. He certainly had retaliation coming his way. The benches cleared after the slide but things took a turn for the worse after Joe Kelly rightfully retaliated. Joe Kelly received a 6 game suspension for his role.
— Mark Suleymanov (@TheMARKOut1) April 12, 2018
The rivalry will continue tonight. Who knows what is in store but it is never a dull moment when the Sox and Yankees are playing.