Yankees’ Tyler Austin suspended five games while Boston’s Joe Kelly suspended six games, both players appeal

BOSTON — Tyler Austin got five for fighting.

Austin received a five-game suspension from MLB for his role in Wednesday’s Yankees-Red Sox brawl, while Joe Kelly received a six-game ban from the league.

Both players are appealing their suspensions, meaning they will be eligible to play in Thursday’s game.

Aaron Boone said he didn’t expect any carryover in the final game of the three-game series at Fenway Park.

“I think hopefully it’s something that’s behind us,” Boone said. “We’re here to play and try to get out of here hopefully with another win. I would think it’s absolutely behind us.”

Asked about the possibility of retaliating, Brian Cashman replied: “I don’t think anybody is looking for that.”

Austin slid hard into second base during the third, clipping Brock Holt with his spikes, which led to Holt taking exception and the benches clearing as words were exchanged, with no punches thrown.

Four innings later, however, all hell broke loose, with Kelly drilling Austin with a 2-1, 98-mph fastball in the left elbow. Austin slammed his bat, threw his helmet and charged the mound.

Tyler Austin and Joe Kelly were both suspended for their part in Wednesday's bench-clearing brawl.

Tyler Austin and Joe Kelly were both suspended for their part in Wednesday’s bench-clearing brawl.

Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/tyler-austin-suspended-games-joe-kelly-suspended-games-article-1.3930801

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