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Joe Kelly suspended six games, Tyler Austin five in aftermath of Sox-Yanks brawl

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Taking swift action, Major League Baseball suspended Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly for six games and Yankees infielder/outfielder Tyler Austin for five games for their role in the bench-clearing brawl that took place in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game.

Both players have appealed their suspensions and will continue to be eligible to play until their hearings are heard and a decision on those appeals have been made. Both players were also fined, as were Red Sox manager Alex Cora and Yankee third base coach Phil Nevin.

Four others -- CC Sabathia, Marco Hernandez, Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts -- were also fined for leaving the dugout while being on the DL.

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