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GAME OF THE DAY

Tempers flare as Red Sox beat Rays

June 06, 2008|From the Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox had plenty of fight against Tampa Bay -- both in and out of their dugout.

Manny Ramirez homered, drove in five runs and got into a shouting match with a teammate as the Red Sox beat the Rays, 7-1, Thursday night in a game that also included a bench-clearing brawl between the clubs.

TV cameras showed Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis being separated after exchanging words in the dugout at the end of the fourth inning. Ramirez pointed at Youkilis before being escorted down the runway toward the clubhouse by trainer Paul Lessard and a few players.

Boston Manager Terry Francona said emotions were still running hot after the brawl.

The fight on the field started after Boston's Coco Crisp was hit on the right hip by a second-inning pitch from James Shields. Crisp dropped his bat, charged the mound and ducked a wild right by Shields before throwing a few punches.

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