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Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Why Yankees' Aaron Judge put Joe Kelly in a headlock

Why Yankees' Aaron Judge put Joe Kelly in a headlock

With the hit-by-pitch, Gray put men on first and second for J.D. Martinez.

First, there was Tuesday night's game, when the first-place Red Sox put a 14-1 hurting on the visitors from NY, highlighted by a Mookie Betts grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning.

Against the vaunted Yankees lineup, Porcello carried a no-hitter into the seventh - and through a 45 minute rain delay - before finally allowing a double to Aaron Judge. After allowing three runs in the ninth, the Red Sox had to turn to closer Craig Kimbrel to prevent the NY from completing the comeback.

Price threw in the outfield at Fenway Park on Thursday, less than a day after he was removed from his start against the Yankees after one ineffective inning.

The final score wasn't the only news to come out of Fenway on Thursday.

He hit Hanley Ramirez in the first inning - Ramirez left with a bruised hand, though X-rays were negative - and walked two in the second.

Later in the game, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly served up some vigilante baseball justice by nailing Austin in the side with a fastball. In all eight players and coaches were ejected and another - Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez - drew a three-game suspension for throwing punches.

Red Sox fans understandably held their breath when Price departed. He only gave up the two hits while striking out six. He left with out becoming retired a batter in the fourth monitoring - the second period in a few starts Gray has failed to find an outside from the fifth inning.

DJ LeMahieu homered twice and collected a career-high four RBIs in the Rockies' 5-1 victory at Washington. On Wednesday, Ramirez hit a home run with an exit velocity 117.5 miles per hour.

The six runs were as many as Gray has given up as a Yankee. That's the hardest a Red Sox player has hit a ball since Major League Baseball started tracking these things.

Chris Stratton and Derek Law combined on a one-hitter as the Giants blanked the Padres, 7-0.

Injury report: Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus, who suffered a broken right elbow when he was hit by a pitch Wednesday, will be out at least six weeks. Andrus was injured when hit by a fastball from Kenyan Middleton in the ninth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Angels.

There is no malice between the two, who exchanged texts shortly after the incident, which required extensive dental and plastic surgery for Stanton.

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