Benches clear in Red Sox-Rays game after Lackey plunks Joyce
Matt Joyce homered off John Lackey. Later, Lackey hit Joyce with a pitch and the benches cleared in a very brief 'brawl.'
And in the sixth inning, Lackey hit Joyce with a pitch. Was it intentional? Joyce and his 'mates seemed to think so, because Joyce was visibly angry and benches cleared, resulting in a brief fracas. Here's the video:
Best of all, remember that these are the two teams that brought us Gerald Williams vs. Pedro Martinez and this:
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