Nothing like a good old Friday night battle in the American League East.
And when I say battle, I mean it almost literally.
Oh yes, the benches cleared in Boston on after Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales drilled the Rays Luke Scott in the lower leg — on the fourth attempt, the first sailed behind Scott and the next two just missed inside. This, apparently a continuation of some bad blood that brewed last Thursday in Tampa after Adrian Gonzalez guaranteed a home run against Rays pitching.
As their official response, Tampa's Matt Moore plunked Gonzalez in his first plate appearance on that night. Later in the game, Luke Scott was hit by a Felix Doubront offering, which may indicate Boston has selected him as their primary retaliation target after he made comments running down Red Sox fans back in February.Read More »from Benches clear at Fenway as Red Sox-Rays rivalry heats up