The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are meeting for the first time since their April brawl this week when they play a three-game series starting Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
The Sox and Yankees go into Tuesday’s matchup as the two best teams in Major League Baseball, with Boston holding a one-game lead over New York.
Tensions boiled over the last time the rivals met at Fenway Park when Tyler Austin charged the mound after being hit by a Joe Kelly fastball, inciting a bench-clearing brawl.
Before Tuesday’s game, Red Sox players were asked about the rivalry between the ball clubs and what they expected going into the series.
To hear what J.D. Martinez, Brock Holt and Matt Barnes had to say, check out the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above, presented by Men’s Wearhouse.
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