The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.
Zim vs. Pedro. A-Rod vs. Varitek. Munson vs. Fisk.
And now, Tyler Austin tangling with Joe Kelly.
In a matchup between clubs that have long clashed, 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.
“Red Sox-Yankees, man, that's what everybody wants,” Boston starter David Price said. “And that's what they got.”
Austin slid spikes-first into shortstop Brock Holt at second base in the third inning. No surprise, the...