BOSTON — Things got heated Wednesday evening during a matchup between baseball’s biggest rivals.
The benches and bullpens cleared during the second inning of the Boston Red Sox’s contest with the New York Yankees. It all began after Yankees designated hitter Tyler Austin slid questionably hard into second base as Boston Red Sox shortstop Brock Holt tried to turn a double play.
Though Holt didn’t go down after catching the throw from third baseman Rafael Devers, his back leg did get swept up as Austin’s went barreling past the bag on the slide. Holt turned and confronted Austin, and the two were separated by second base umpire David Rackley. As that happened, however, both sides cleared and met at second to support their teammates.
Take a look at the ordeal:
No one was ejected, although the skirmish did get a good rise out of the Fenway Park crowd.
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