Wild brawl breaks out in bleachers during Yankees-Red Sox


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What happened at Red Sox Yankees game?

The game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday was delayed briefly after a fan threw a baseball at Boston outfielder Alex Verdugo in the sixth inning, hitting him in the back, which led Red Sox manager Alex Cora to pull his team from the field. The AthleticRed Sox-Yankees delayed after fan throws baseball at Alex Verdugo

Why is the Yankees game delayed?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Yankees announced that Thursday's series-opening game against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests within the organization. Major League Baseball released a statement saying the postponement is to allow for continued testing and contact tracing. CBS New YorkYankees Game Postponed Following Multiple Positive COVID Tests

By Jenna Lemoncelli

July 19, 2021 | 1:16pm | Updated July 19, 2021 | 2:01pm

Yankees and Red Sox fans stole the spotlight at the post-All-Star Break series over the weekend.

A group of Derek Jeter-clad Yankees fans appeared to outnumber a few Boston fans during a bleacher brawl that was captured on camera during the Bronx Bombers’ 3-1 win on Saturday.

Multiple bystanders attempted to break up the scuffle before stadium security appeared to escort a Yankees fan, in a No. 99 Aaron Judge T-shirt, out of the section.

Meanwhile, another Yankee fan, sporting a blue No. 2 Jeter tee, continued to throw punches before being held back.

It’s unclear if police were called or legal action was taken.

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The altercation wasn’t the only controversial fan moment of the game.

A Yankees fan was ejected after throwing a ball that hit Red Sox left fielder Alex Verdugo — who wasn’t happy about being pegged whatsoever.

The culprit was later banned for life from all 29 MLB parks, a spokesperson said Sunday.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora deemed the fan act “wrong,” and noted tensions were high inside Yankee Stadium during the rivals’ game.

“[Saturday] was one incident. Somebody made a bad decision throwing a baseball. … One thing for sure, when I went out there, it was loud and it got nasty, from both sides,” Cora said.

“I just needed to calm [Verdugo] down. That was the whole reason I took everybody off the field.”

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