If the first two games are any indication of what to expect from Yankees-Red Sox games this year, it’s going to be a long season. The Red Sox won the first game in this series 14-1, but the Yankees tied things up with last night’s 10-7 victory. Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the Yankees and Red Sox brawled last night. MLB just announced that Tyler Austin will be suspended five games, and Joe Kelly is facing a six-game suspension. Both players are going to appeal. We can expect the Yankees to retaliate at some point, but presumably not tonight.
In the meantime, the Yankees still have the chance to win this series. CC Sabathia was supposed to start today’s game prior to his hip injury. The Yankees had considered starting Luis Cessa or Domingo German in his spot, but Sonny Gray will take the mound instead. Monday was an off day, so he’ll be pitching on regular rest. Rick Porcello will make the start for Boston. The Yankees activated Aaron Hicks from the disabled list prior to the game, and he will be in the lineup. Shane Robinson was subsequently designated for assignment.
First pitch is at 7:10 ET and you can follow along on YES, NESN, or MLB Network (out of market only). Alternatively, you can listen on WFAN, WADO, WEEI, or WCEC.