Hanley Ramirez took a pitch off the right hand in the first inning, and had to leave the game.
"Whether it was falling behind or struggling to put guys away, tonight it wasn't there", manager Aaron Boone said.
"Day-to-day. He was pretty sore", Cora said, as seen on NESN's postgame coverage.
The Boston Red Sox right-hander won the American League Cy Young Award in 2016, lost both his sinker and his mojo previous year and tried everything this past winter to get it back. We were still in that ballgame. Undisclosed fines were handed down to Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Yankees third-base coach Phil Nevin and a handful of players on the disabled list who entered the field: C.C. Sabathia of the Yankees, and Dustin Pedroia, Marco Hernandez and Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox.
"I knew that (Thursday) morning whenever I woke up", Price said. Now I'm sure in Austin's mind he may have already been set on going out there but the fact that Kelly egged him on only made his decision easier. "But there is a chain of command and if we're going to be letting everybody be screaming in situations like that, well it wasn't a good situation in the beginning and it can be worse".
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. of the Red Sox took off from first toward second on a ground ball, just as Austin had done three innings earlier.
Price offered to pitch out of the bullpen this weekend, but manager Alex Cora chose to push him back a day from his scheduled turn on Monday, because the weather on Patriots Day is supposed to be wretched.
So much for a dormant rivalry
Price walked off the mound after the first and appeared to be flexing his left forearm.
He was replaced by Bobby Poyner to start the second inning.
After the game, the teams were split on the initial cause of the brawl, with the Yankees dismissing Austin's slide into third as a baseball play. He also experienced blister issues due to a split fingernail last June. Porcello worked around the two leadoff hits for 7 shutout innings.
His fastball velocity averaged 93 miles per hour during his first two starts and averaged 92 miles per hour on Wednesday night. Moreland and Andrew Benintendi each had two hits and drove in a run.
It was encouraging, then, with Judge and Giancarlo Stanton on base and two out in the seventh inning, to see Porcello turn to the changeup to get a strikeout of Hicks. The Red Sox said X-rays did not indicate a fracture. It was Sanchez' fifth career homer off Price. Brian Johnson, who started in the second series but has since been in the bullpen, would likely replace Price if he were to miss time.
It will be the first time Stanton and Fiers have met in a regular-season game, although they did meet in an exhibition game past year with Fiers striking out Stanton. He gave up four runs over 12⅔ innings in back-to-back wins against the Tampa Bay Rays, and then, on Thursday night, carried a no-hitter through six innings against the vaunted Yankees.
Mega Millions victor announced at news conference
Wahl said that he intends to take his wife on a vacation, as well as to do "something special" for her, since "she's my queen". They cancelled their weekend plans, put the winning ticket in a fire proof safe, and checked the numbers "at least 15 times".