May 26

Benches clear at Fenway as Red Sox-Rays rivalry heats up

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.


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