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Sports With Littlefield: Red Sox Battle The Yankees, Bruins And Celtics In The Playoffs06:12
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge puts Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly in a headlock after Kelly hit Yankees' Tyler Austin with a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Charles Krupa/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge puts Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly in a headlock after Kelly hit Yankees' Tyler Austin with a pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Charles Krupa/AP)

At Fenway Park on Wednesday, there were two bench clearing events. The first was, let's say, a heated discussion in the third inning, following a slide to second by the Yankees' Tyler Austin. Brock Holt took exception to that moment, but the verbal altercation ended fairly quickly. But not before a "Yankees Suck" chant got going at Fenway.

But the second incident came when the Yankees' Austin was back up to bat, and got drilled in between the shoulder blades with a 98 MPH pitch by Joe Kelly. Both benches and the bullpen joined in the scrum, and three players and a coach were eventually ejected.

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Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game, which tweets @onlyagamenpr.

This segment aired on April 12, 2018.

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